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Recent News Articles about Emissions in the Seafood Industry

(April 2, 2022) SBTi releases new guide on emission-reduction targets for seafood sector. Seafood Source  link

(February 28, 2022) Seafood companies commit to new Science Based Targets Initiative.  Seafood Source  link

(website) SBTi releases new guide on emission-reduction targets for seafood sector.   link

Recent Reports of Interest

(2022) Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022: Assessing the transparency and integrity of companies’ emission reduction and net-zero targets.  February 2022. New Climate Institute.   link

(2021) Setting Science-based Targets in the Seafood Sector: Best Practices to Date   link

Selected Recent Scientific Literature (sorted by most recent)

2022 Jones, A., H. Alleway, D. McAfee, P. Reis-Santos, S.Theuerkauf, R. Jones. 2022. Climate-Friendly Seafood: The Potential for Emissions Reduction and Carbon Capture in Marine Aquaculture. Bioscience 72(2):123-143.
2022 Loubet, P. J. Couturier, R. Horta Arduin, G. Sonnemann. 2022. Life cycle inventory of plastics losses from seafood supply chains: Methodology and application to French fish products. Science of the Total Environment 804:150117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150117 PDF
2021 Ahmed N, Turchini GM. 2021. Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS): Environmental solution and climate change adaptation. Journal of Cleaner production 297: 126604. html
2021 Ruiz-Salmón, I., Laso, J., Margallo, M., Villanueva-Rey, P., Rodríguez, E., Quinteiro, P., Dias, A.C., Almeida, C., Nunes, M.L., Marques, A., Cortés, A., Moreira, M.T., Feijoo, G., Loubet, P., Sonnemann, G., Morse, A.P., Cooney, R., Clifford, E., Regueiro, L., Méndez, D., Anglada, C., Noirot, C., Rowan, N., Vázquez-Rowe, I., Aldaco, R., 2021. Life cycle assessment of fish and seafood processed products – a review of methodologies and new challenges. Sci. Total Environ. 761, 144094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144094
2021 Ziegler F, Jafarzadeh S, Hognes ES, & Winther, U. 2021. Greenhouse gas emissions of Norwegian seafoods: From comprehensive to simplified assessment. J Ind Ecol. 2021;1−12. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13150 PDF
2020 Ruiz-Salmón, I., M. Margallo, J. Laso, P. Villanueva-Rey, D. Mariño, P. Quinteiro, A.C. Dias, M.L. Nunes, A. Marques, G. Feijoo, M.T. Moreira, P. Loubet, G. Sonnemann, A. Morse, R. Cooney, E. Clifford, N. Rowan, D. Méndez-Paz, X. Iglesias-Parga, C. Anglada, J.-C. Martin, Á. Irabien, R. Aldaco. 2020. Addressing challenges and opportunities of the European seafood sector under a circular economy framework.  Curr. Opin. Environ. Sci. Health, 13 (2020), pp. 101-106, 10.1016/j.coesh.2020.01.004
2019 Bohnes FA, Laurent A. 2019. LCA of aquaculture systems: methodological issues and potential improvements. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 24: 324–337. PDF
2019 K. Richardson, B.D. Hardesty, C. Wilcox. Estimates of fishing gear loss rates at a global scale: a literature review and meta-analysis.     Fish Fish., 20 (2019), pp. 1218-1231, 10.1111/faf.12407 PDF
2019 MacLeod M, Hasan MR, Robb DH, Mamun-Ur-Rashid M. 2019. Quantifying and Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Global Aquaculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fisheries and Aquaculture technical paper no. T626. PDF
2019 Yuan J, Xiang J, Liu D, Kang H, He T, Kim S, Lin Y, Freeman C, Ding W. 2019. Rapid growth in greenhouse gas emissions from the adoption of industrial-scale aquaculture. Nature Climate Change 9: 318–322. PDF
2018 Avadí A, Henriksson PJG, Vázquez-Rowe I, Ziegler F. 2018. Towards improved practices in Life Cycle Assessment of seafood and other aquatic products. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23: 979–98 PDF
2018 He, P, D. Davy, J. Sciortino, M. Beveridge, R. Arnason, and A. Gudmundsson.  2018. Countering climate change: measures and tools to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emission in fisheries and aquaculture. In Barange, M. et al., eds. Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture: Synthesis of current knowledge, adaptation and mitigation options. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper 627. PDF
2018 Bohnes FA, Hauschild MZ, Schlundt J, Laurent A. 2018. Life cycle assessments of aquaculture systems: a critical review of reported findings with recommendations for policy and system development. Reviews in Aquaculture 11: 1061–1079. PDF
2018 Henriksson PJG, Belton B, Jahan KM, Rico A. 2018. Measuring the potential for sustainable intensification of aquaculture in Bangladesh using life cycle assessment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: 2958–2963. PDF
2018 Parker R. 2018. Implications of high animal by-product feed inputs in life cycle assessments of farmed Atlantic salmon. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23: 982–994. html
2018 Parker, R.W. R., Blanchard, J. L., Gardner, C., Green, B. S., Hartmann, K., Tyedmers, P. H., &Watson, R. A. 2018. Fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions of world fisheries. Nature Clim. Change, 8:333–337. PDF
2018 Ray NE, O’Meara T, Wiliamson T, Izursa J-L, Kangas PC. 2018. Consideration of carbon dioxide release during shell production in LCA of bivalves. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23: 1042–1048. html
2018 Villanueva-Rey, P., Vázquez-Rowe, I., Arias, A., Moreira, M.T., Feijoo, G., 2018. The importance of using life cycle assessment in policy support to determine the sustainability of fishing fleets: a case study for the small-scale xeito fishery in Galicia, Spain. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 23, 1091–1106. html
2018 Ziegler, F., Groen, E. A., Hornborg, S., Bokkers, E. A. M., Karlsen, K. M., & de Boer, I. J. M. 2018. Assessing broad life cycle impacts of daily onboard decisionmaking, annual strategic planning and fisheries management in a northeast Atlantic trawl fishery. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 23(7), 1357–1367. html
2017 Hauschild, M.Z., Rosenbaum, R.K., Olsen, S.I., 2017. Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and Practice. Springer International Publishing https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3. Book
2017 Seghetta M, Romeo D, D’Este M, Alvarado-Morales M, Angelidaki I, Bastianoni S, Thomsen M. 2017. Seaweed as innovative feedstock for energy and feed: Evaluating the impacts through a Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Cleaner production 150: 1–15. html
2017 van Oirschot R, Thomas J-BE, Gröndahl F, Fortuin KPJ, Brandenburg W, Potting J. 2017. Explorative environmental life cycle assessment for system design of seaweed cultivation and drying. Algal Research 27:43–54. html
2016 Denham, F.C., Biswas, W.K., Solah, V.A., Howieson, J.R., 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions from a Western Australian finfish supply chain. J. Clean. Prod. 112, 2079–2087. PDF
2016 Ziegler, F., Hornborg, S., Green, B.S., Eigaard, A.R., Farmery, A.K., Hammar, L., Smith A.D.M., Vázquez-Rowe, I., 2016. Expanding the concept of sustainable seafood using life cycle assessment. Fish and Fisheries 17(4), 1073-1093. PDF
2016 Ziegler, F.,Hornborg, S., Green, B. S., Eigaard,O. R., Farmery, A., Hammar, L.,Hartmann, K., Molander, S., Parker,W. R., Skontorp Hognes, E., Vázquez-Rowe, I., & Smith, A. D. M. 2016. Expanding the concept of sustainable seafood using life cycle assessment. Fish and Fisheries, 17(4), 1073–1093. html
2015 Bene C, Barange M, Subasinghe R, Pinstrup-Andersen P, Merino G, Hemre GI, Williams M. 2015. Feeding 9 billion by 2050: Putting fish back on the menu. Food Security 7: 261–274. Full html
2015 Driscoll, J., Boyd, C., Tyedmers, P., 2015. Life cycle assessment of theMaine and Southwest Nova Scotia lobster industries. Fish. Res. 172, 385–400. html
2014 Scarborough, P., Appleby, P., Mizdrak, A., Briggs, A. M., Travis, R., Bradbury, K., & Key, T. 2014. Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK. Climatic Change, 125, 179e192. html
2012 Parker, R.W. R. 2012. Review of life cycle assessments research on products derived from fisheries and aquaculture: A review for Seafish as part of the collective action to address GHG in seafood. Sea Fish Industry Authority. PDF
2010 Driscoll, J., Tyedmers, P., 2010. Fuel use and greenhouse gas emission implications of fisheries management: the case of the new England Atlantic herring fishery. Mar. Policy 34, 353–359. html
2006 Ellingsen H, Aanondsen SA. 2006. Environmental impacts of wild caught cod and farmed salmon: A comparison with chicken. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 11: 60–65. PDF