SI12A:
Sustainable Food from the Sea: Challenges and Solutions I

Session ID#: 93007

Session Description:
Steady growth in the size and wealth of the global human population coupled with changing food preferences for meat and seafood is putting increased pressure on our food systems.  While aquaculture and fisheries both have the potential to produce protein with a relatively low environmental footprint, these two sectors also have a history of adverse environmental impacts and unsustainable practices. Understanding how aquaculture and fisheries can contribute to the growing demand for food without compromising the health and functioning of marine ecosystems is a key challenge going forward.  In this session we will explore topics related to potential synergies between sustainable development and seafood production, opportunities to align fisheries and aquaculture with conservation objectives, positive and negative interactions between fisheries and aquaculture, innovative ways to increase sustainable seafood production, and the consequences of different food production strategies and scenarios on ocean ecosystems.  Abstracts related to the role of fisheries or aquaculture in local to global food systems, or the interactions between fisheries and aquaculture are welcome.  Interdisciplinary, forward-looking, and solutions-focused research is particularly encouraged.
Index Terms:

6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
9810 New fields (not classifiable under other headings) [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]
Primary Chair:  Rebecca Gentry, Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Co-chairs:  Sarah Lester, Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, United States, Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji and Steven Gaines, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Rebecca Gentry, Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Moderators:  Rebecca Gentry, Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Mark E Capron, OceanForesters, Oxnard, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Steven Gaines, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Mark E Capron, OceanForesters, Oxnard, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

The Geography of Climate Challenges and Solutions for National Food Systems (652925)
Steven Gaines1, Christopher Free1, Reniel Cabral1, Elena Ojea2 and Tracey Mangin1, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)University of Vigo, Future Oceans Lab, Ourense, Spain
A call to reframe the sustainable seafood narrative to maximize contributions to food systems (652357)
Michael Tlusty1, Peter Tyedmers2, Megan Bailey3, Friederike Ziegler4, Patrik Henriksson Henriksson5, Christophe Béné6, Simon Bush7, Richard Newton8, Frank Asche9, David C Little8, Max Troell10 and Malin Jonell11, (1)University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, (3)Dalhousie University, Marine Affairs Program, Halifax, NS, Canada, (4)RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden, (5)Beijer Intistitute and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden, (6)Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Colombia, (7)Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, Netherlands, (8)University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom, (9)University of Florida, FL, United States, (10)Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden, (11)Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden
Tuna Trade-offs: Balancing Profit and Social Benefits in one of the World’s Largest Fisheries (639382)
Ciara Willis, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Megan Bailey, Dalhousie University, Marine Affairs Program, Halifax, NS, Canada
Increasing South Pacific aquaculture with complete ecosystems (649244)
Mark E Capron1, Rajesh Prasad2, Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt2, Kevin Hopkins3, Jim R. Stewart4, Mohammed A. Hasan5, Don Piper6 and Graham Harris7, (1)OceanForesters, Oxnard, CA, United States, (2)University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, (3)University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI, United States, (4)OceanForesters, Lakewood, CA, United States, (5)OceanForesters, Ventura, CA, United States, (6)OceanForesters, Beaufort, NC, United States, (7)OceanForesters, Auckland, New Zealand
An Ecosystem Approach to Kelp Aquaculture in the Americas and Europe (642316)
Gretchen Grebe1,2, Carrie J. Byron2, Adam St. Gelais2, Dawn M. Kotowicz3 and Tollef K. Olson4, (1)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (2)University of New England, Biddeford, ME, United States, (3)Coastal Resources Center/ Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, RI, United States, (4)Oceans Balance, Biddeford, United States
Temporal Patterns of Mariculture Production: Implications for Sustainable Development (649817)
Rebecca Gentry1, Sarah Lester2 and Bess Ruff2, (1)Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (2)Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, United States
Sustainable seafood and sustainable seas? Global trajectories and patterns of mariculture, fisheries, and marine protected areas (644738)
Sarah Lester1, Rebecca Gentry2, Bess Ruff1 and Alexandra Dubel3, (1)Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, United States, (2)Florida State University, Geography, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (3)Florida State University, Department of Biological Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States