Bren Smith – The Least Deadly Catch: Ocean Farming in the Climate Change Era

Bren Smith, founder of GreenWave and winner of the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge award, tells his personal story of ecological redemption. He dropped out of high school and became a commercial fisherman at age 14, but witnessed the destruction of the ocean firsthand. In a quest for a better way, he pioneered a revolutionary new model of harvesting bounty from the seas. He describes his innovative, practical design and future vision for “Restorative 3-D ocean Farming”. It restores ecosystems, mitigates climate change, creates jobs in a blue-green economy, and ensures healthy, secure local food for communities.

Introduction by J.P Harpignies, Bioneers Senior Producer.

This speech was given at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference. To find out more about Bren Smith and his work, visit GreenWave.

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