North Sea Foundation
The North Sea Foundation aims to optimize the potential for safe, responsible, and nature-enhancing aquaculture in Dutch offshore wind farms generating ecological and social benefits, and realising new business models for sustainable food production, by utilising inadvertent opportunities created in wind farms for aquaculture that have true potential to improve the natural values of the North Sea, thereby fortifying the North Sea ecosystem
Ecologically sustainable aquaculture products can contribute to the growing demand for proteins. In order to not repeat the mistakes most commonly known in land-based agriculture and large-scale aquaculture, sustainable aquaculture development and management takes into account the full range of ecosystem functions and services. In close collaboration and frequent consultation with relevant stakeholders, a clear concept will be developed for aquaculture in wind farms that is safe, technically and economically viable, while improving biodiversity, ecosystem health, resilience, and productivity. A Solutions Toolbox will help producers, governing bodies, and wind farm operators address risks and eliminate bottlenecks.
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