70% of the globe is covered by water and the carbon footprint of commercial agriculture dramatically out ways that of aquaculture - yet still only two percent of the world’s food supply currently comes from the ocean.
It is widely acknowledged that to sustain the world’s growing population this has to change.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) currently estimates that 870 million people do not have enough to eat and that the world is facing a potential crisis in terms of food security. The challenge is to produce and supply enough safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way for a growing global population, projected to reach 9 billion by 2050. We forsee that the Cluster can become an important part of the solution to this global challenge by providing the world’s population with much needed proteins, while at the same time limiting the downside of climate change.