Fisheries Interactions & Carbon Offsets: Assessing Existing and Potential Seaweed Aquaculture

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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Charles Lester
Roland Geyer
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Ecology and Evolution

UCSB has developed an interdiscplinary working group focused on the co-benefits of seaweed aquaculture. Here, we have proposed two workstreams that address the two most critical and promising questions about the economics of seaweed aquaculture: fisheries interactions and aquaculture's carbon sequestration and offsetting potential. The intended outcome for this project is to help planners understand how markets will be affected under the expansion of seaweed aquaculture, and how to maximize benefits.