Reducing aquaculture's carbon footprint with renewable energy

With the recent Climate Change and Land report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighting how food production and land use is contributing to the climate crisis, people across the globe are becoming increasingly concerned about the carbon footprint of their food.

Although the report doesn’t specifically deal with aquaculture, there is some good news for the industry. Compared to other industrial meat production, aquaculture already has a relatively small carbon footprint. The even better news – aquaculture can reduce that footprint further. Some of those reductions can happen right at the farm itself, with the help of renewable energy.

This story was written for (and can be read in full at) The Fish Site.

Header Image: Grieg Seafood Rogaland’s solar array. Credit Tommy Ellingsen (with permission)