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From the shores of Sardinia to the coasts of Greece, fishers are embarking on new adventures to make their trade known to the wider public. With the support of Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs), fishers are being trained, going on study visits, and learning to diversify their income. 

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As the global population continues to grow, the pressure to meet the increasing demand for food has never been greater. The Spain-based start-up Ficosterra offers a ground-breaking solution that maximises crop production while minimising the ecological footprint. Their secret weapon? Seaweed.

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Oceans are a substantial source of protein and not just because of fish. Ulva, a green seaweed also called sea lettuce, is becoming known for its high nutritional value over current vegetable and animal products and it is affirming itself as a great alternative in the food industry.

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All along the supply chain, vendors often pass off cheaper fish species as their more valuable counterparts. When one fish fillet looks much like another, misidentification and even deliberate fraud are easy.

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Leveraging expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and marine biology, BiOceanOr, a French start-up, is using AI technologies to help manage water quality and promote sustainable practices. They have developed AquaREAL, a unique service predicting water quality.

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The marine waters around France are a mosaic of habitats. A LIFE project is helping the French marine Natura 2000 network protect them and reach favourable conservation status.