Farming The Ocean To Feed The World

Scott Lindell

Current farming and fishing practices are having devastating impacts on our climate and environment. Scott Lindell, Research Specialist at The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, reveals how marine aquaculture can sustainably feed the world’s growing population. As US policies make it almost impossible to meaningfully develop fish, shellfish, and seaweed farms, he shows how simple changes to our diets and policies will drive this more sustainable future.

Scott Lindell

Scott Lindell is a Research Specialist in marine farming at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has dedicated the last 17 years to scientific research and development of shellfish and seaweed farming. He has managed multiple projects to bridge the biological, engineering, and political challenges of developing a thriving marine farming community. His projects include the development of methods for combining mussel and seaweed farming, establishing a breeding and genetic improvement program for sugar kelp, and establishing large-scale demonstration farms for kelp in Alaska and New England that may one day provide a significant resource for carbon-neutral biofuels as well as food.
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