This working group emphasizes the importance of considering food production from both oceans, inland waters, and land regarding contributions to food security, nutrition, biodiversity, and climate impact. Circular food production largely focuses on land-based production, but there are critical connections between aquatic and terrestrial food systems. Without a holistic approach, we risk developing separate solutions and failing to harness available opportunities. The availability of food and nutrition from nutrients accessible in the sea must be considered in an integrated manner to ensure that opportunities are not missed due to narrow perspectives.

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Working group members 2024

  • (Leader) Nina Liland | Head of Feed and Nutrition Research Group at the Institute of Marine Research, Norway
  • Andreea-Laura Cojocaru | Research Scientist at the University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Asikaralu Okafor | Operations and Program Director at Village Farmers Initiative, Nigeria
  • Katrine Soma | Senior Scientist in Wageningen Economic Research at Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands (WUR)
  • Michelle Tigchelaar | Scientist at WorldFish
  • Thiru Somasundaram | Research Fellow at NuSea.Lab, Deakin University, Australia
  • Geert Wiegertjes | Head of Aquaculture and Fisheries Group at WUR
  • Sophie Ryan | Global Salmon Initiative
  • Harriet Nketiah Birikorang | Msc. Student in Health Management in Aquaculture at Ghent University, Belgium
  • Hanista Jhumun-Foolheea | Technical Officer at Albion Fisheries Research Center, Mauritius