OceanForesters organized Science Enables Aquatic Foods (SEAFoods) proposed programme to the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development. SEAFoods now include tidal fishing weirs for women-owned businesses as well as anchored aquatic ecosystems.
OceanForesters organized a $500,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to do a techno-economic analysis for a SEAFood structure designed to withstand a direct hit from a Category 5 cyclone.
OceanForesters principals include:
A few hundred thousand tropical coastal communities would grow 400 million tonnes of the healthiest-for-the-first-thousand-days-of-life seafoods (such as anchovies). The communities might export 100 million tonnes of the still-healthy-but-more-valuable seafoods (lobster, oyster, large finfish) to developed countries. Consumers in developed countries would pay a premium for carbon-negative, free-range (wild-caught), fair trade, high-global-equity, certified healthy seafoods. The premium could pay to sequester 2 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, or 200 Gt over a century. (Patent pending.)