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News announcement3 June 2024Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

Euronews OCEAN Season 6, Episode 5 – Seaweed farming: a new lifeline for fishers facing declining catches

Seaweed farming presents a sustainable income alternative for fishers, offering economic diversification while combatting overfishing. This practice not only enhances coastal livelihoods but also plays a crucial role in improving marine health by acting as carbon sinks and supporting biodiversity. 

In this episode of 'Ocean' we journey to Ireland to meet a family who transitioned from fishing to seaweed farming. We take a close look at their organic farm and their new seaweed processing facility, showcasing how this economic venture is evolving in harmony with the coastal environment.

Read the full article on Euronews website.

OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). It features monthly 8-minute videos, where we discover fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.

Broadcast since 2019, OCEAN features episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and much more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.

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