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Science Enables Abundant Food (SEAFood) with Healthy Oceans A Proposed Programme Description for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

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1. Executive Summary The SEAFood with Healthy Oceans Programme strives to individualize the science and development each coastal community needs for the oceans each coastal community wants. The aggregated 2030 goals of all the projects within the SEAFood Programme include: protecting 36 million square kilometers of ocean (10%); producing 100 million tonnes of seafood/yr with truly sustainable aquaculture; and to-be-determined metrics for the necessary science. Each community identifies the results it wants from an array of possible actions. Truly sustainable aquaculture should operate like a natural reef. On a natural reef, life creates the conditions for more life. The wastes of animals become nutrients for plants and other animals and multiple species thrive. Plants use sunlight (photosynthesis) to turn a small amount of nutrients into a substantial amount of food, as shown in Figure 1. Each project in the SEAFood Programme would use complete nutrient cycles to produce seafood on built reef ecosystems (aka truly sustainable aquaculture). The current Partners seek more partners of every stakeholder. Potential partners can contact markcapron@oceanforesters.org for more information.

Mark E. Capron, PE

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See https://oceandecade.org/resource/136/Science-Enables-Abundant-Food-SEAFood-with-Healthy-Oceans-OceanForesters-Proposed-Programme-Description