1w2: Transformation opportunities for linear to circular marine resource inclusive food systems; bivalve mollusk perspectives


  • M. (Marnix) Poelman
  • J. (Jeroen) Kals


What is the role of marine organisms in the food system? How can we transform from linear marine food chains to a circular marine inclusive food system? Low trophic marine organisms such as seaweed and shellfish can be produced much more efficiently, and with other carbon footprints than high trophic organisms such as pelagic fish. What is the role of low trophic organisms in the “new†food system? How can industrial partners, science and producers partner up to overcome the first challenges of this transformation? Circular approaches as envisioned for terrestrial production are not directly transferable to the marine food system, what is needed as a first step in a marine inclusive system? Together we’ll explore the transformation opportunities from linear systems with high carbon footprint to circular marine resource inclusive food systems.