BioMar leads ocean-based climate action for aquaculture
Today, the High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy launched their latest report showing that ocean-based climate action can deliver a fifth of the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required by 2050 to prevent climate change through the 1.5ºC global temperature rise.
BioMar accepted the invitation to join the Advisory Network of the High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy because we understand the important role that aquaculture feed and seafood products play in ensuring a sustainable future for our planet by 2050.
“BioMar are sole producers of aquaculture feed and we deeply understand that our feed can be responsible for up to 80% of the environmental impact of aquaculture farming. The onus is on us to find alternative ways of making feed to reduce the environmental footprint, so that our customers can answer the call to double aquaculture production by 2050”, expressed Carlos Diaz, CEO in BioMar Group.
The new study called The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: 5 Opportunities of Action www.oceanpanel.org/climate, released today at the Climate Action Summit in New York, pinpoints several action areas for aquaculture. These actions include, among many, the sourcing of alternative and untraditional nutrients for aquaculture feed and promoting seafood to shift diets to lower carbon protein sources.
At BioMar, we are ready and able to support our customers who wish to join the ocean-based climate action by lowering their carbon footprint. Recently, Salmon Group, a cooperation of 44 Norwegian salmon farmers, announced the reduction of their carbon footprint by 50% by using a customised BioMar recipe.
BioMar is not alone in the desire to drive ocean-based climate action. Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, a co-chair of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, stated: “this report signals an exciting new pathway to a low-carbon climate-resilient future.”
The Chilean President, Sebastian Pinera, also commented: “addressing climate change is crucial for our ocean economy and for future generations, and the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy’s Call to Ocean-Climate Action will help us do so.” This comes on the back of SalmonChile’s announcement of their members reaching 50% carbon neutrality by 2020 and 100% by 2025.
“At BioMar, we are willing and able to do our part for a sustainable future for us all. It will not be easy, but we are determined to continue driving sustainable change in aquaculture”, concluded Mr Diaz.
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The High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy is the only ocean policy body made up of serving world leaders, with the authority needed to trigger, amplify and accelerate action for ocean protection and production in policy, governance and finance. Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal are all represented on the Panel. Learn more at oceanpanel.org.
World Resources Institute (WRI) serves as the Secretariat for the High Level Panel. Learn more at www.wri.org/our-work/topics/ocean.