Farming the sea for the future of food 發展海洋養殖業 未來食物有水可依



Farming the sea for the future of food 發展海洋養殖業 未來食物有水可依


有關 「farming(養殖)」 的詞彙


Are spiny sea urchins just seen as a pest?


The sea could be the food bowl of the future. In Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, seaweed, which is rich in fibre and omega 3, is grown and harvested.


Pia Winberg is a marine scientist who runs Australia’s first food-grade farmed seaweed company. Her crop is grown alongside mussels and is used as an additive in pasta and other products.


Seaweed is also reared in large tanks, where it absorbs carbon dioxide waste from a wheat processing factory. The business is small, but could help to reduce the ecological footprint of traditional farming.


Pia Winberg. Founder, PhycoHealth
If we used ten per cent of seaweed instead of wheat in breads and pastas, we’ve eliminated a million hectares of land, we’ve eliminated all of the carbon dioxide emissions associated with that, and we’ve also reduced the pressures on very precious fresh water.

皮婭‧溫伯格     PhycoHealth 創始人

Spiny sea urchins are another blue economy resource. They can devastate marine habitats, but a recent competition for environmental start-ups in Australia, saw them not as a pest but a delicacy.


Aquaculture in Australia is dominated by the farming of salmon, tuna, and oysters. But researchers say the industry should be far, far bigger. Australia has the world’s third largest Exclusive Economic Zone, with access to vast areas of ocean.


Martina Doblin, CEO Sydney Institute of Marine Science
By 2050 we will have some ten billion people on the planet, and about half the food they eat will come from the ocean. So, we really do need to pay attention to the way that we manage the blue economy – generating wealth from the ocean but in a sustainable way.

瑪蒂娜‧多布林     悉尼海洋科學研究所首席執行官

Farming at sea has its challenges. Infrastructure has to be robust, as do supply chains and biosecurity. But get these things right, and the ocean might just be the next great economic frontier.



food bowl 糧倉

reared 被飼養

blue economy 藍色經濟,發展依賴於海洋或與海洋相關的環境友好型產業和經濟

aquaculture 水產養殖業

supply chains 供應鏈


No. They are also seen as a delicacy – something that is rare or expensive to eat.