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Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food systems. With its vast diversity, aquaculture has the potential to play a major role in improving the sustainability of food systems.
But as a farmer, extension worker, researcher, or policy-maker it can be hard to know where you are and where to go.
FishScores is about helping you understand the impact your farm has on the environment and fulfill aquaculture’s sustainability potential.Read the research
Traditional impact assessments require large amounts of detailed data. FishScores helps you understand broad patterns of environmental impacts with data you already have at hand.
Because FishScores uses a standardized approach, you can easily make better comparisons and make better decisions to drive sustainable aquaculture production.
The high cost of traditional environmental impact assessments is a barrier for aquaculture farms of all sizes. With FishScores you get a free approximation in just a few minutes.
FishScores not only estimates the size of the environmental impacts, but also shows how they compare to other farms’ and how they could be improved.
The impact of aquaculture on the environment is tied to how it uses natural resources.
FishScores estimates five dimensions of this impact: the amount of emissions of greenhouse gases, phosphorus, and nitrogen and the amount of water and land used by aquaculture farms.
FishScores takes into account two main sources of impacts. Those that originate from within the farm and those that are generated by the feeds used in production.
Greenhouse gases are key contributors to global climate change.
Around the world, water resources are under heavy stress.
Changes in land use can put excessive pressure on natural assets
Too much nitrogen can lead to degraded water quality in rivers and lakes.
Too much phosphorus can badly affect coastal and marine ecosystems.
The environmental impacts of aquaculture foods is underpinned by modeling choices, rendering them incomparable. FishScores sources the underlying data from over 60 scientific publications and compiles them into a single, harmonized, open, and peer reviewed methodology.
FishScores uses patterns obtained from over 1,600 farms around the world to fill data gaps, so you can estimate the environmental impacts easier, faster, and cheaper than ever before.
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FishScores only need basic information you already have at hand.
FishScores calculates your impacts from feed and within your farm.
Use the insights and recommendations to get where you want to go.
Answer a few questions to assess your farm for free and take a step towards sustainability.Try the calculator