Commitment to Action

Ocean Hunters to Ocean Stewards: 5 New Restorative Ocean Farm Start-Ups

Commitment by

GreenWave

In 2015, GreenWave committed to train and support 27 smallholder fishers to establish and operate five new 3D Ocean Farms. These farms, pioneered by GreenWave, are underwater farms that utilize the full ocean column, from ocean floor to surface, and grow sea plants and shellfish used for nutritious food, animal feed, fertilizer, biofuel, and other products. The ocean farms require no water or chemical inputs, include shellfish that filter and clean ocean water, and host an array of biodiversity, making them not just sustainable but restorative for coastal ecosystems. Greenwave will roll out five new farms in U.S. fishing communities that have become economically depressed as their industries have declined due to collapsing fisheries. By establishing and supporting these ocean farms, GreenWave will revitalize the livelihoods of these fishers and transition them to ocean food production that is environmentally responsible.

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Commitment

Ocean Hunters to Ocean Stewards: 5 New Restorative Ocean Farm Start-Ups

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$580,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

GreenWave

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

University of Connecticut, Yale University, elbi, Patagonia Works