The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) has released a new report showing that increasing seafood consumption could be a solution to the world's climate woes, the Norwegian Seafood Council reported.
Consuming more ocean-based food is seen as a way to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, according to the report titled The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action.
The ocean-based food system includes wild-catch fisheries, aquaculture and a general shift in human diets towards food from the sea, which have a lower carbon footprint compared to other animal protein.
The panel is represented by 14 prime ministers and presidents across the world, including those from Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal.
The other four ways to mitigate climate change woes include ocean-based renewable energy, ocean-based transport, coastal and marine ecosystems, and carbon storage in the seabed.