Finding Balance between Nutrition and Seafood Sustainability

A research project led by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future seeks to measure energy and water use in seafood production and waste in order to recommend strategies for reduction of the two.

“From a production perspective, the recommendation to double consumption is concerning because wild-caught seafood supplies are threatened, harvests have declined and harvesting requires high-energy inputs; aquaculture (the practice of farming seafood) also requires substantial energy and water use, as well as feed. At the same time, nearly half of the US seafood supply is wasted, according to one estimate.”

We look forward to seeing the qualitative case-studies and quantitative measures of energy and inefficiency that come from this research.

Click here to read more about deep seated challenges with seafood sustainability and meeting the health needs of a growing population.