Seafood strategy

Affirms the importance of the seafood sector and sets out how we are supporting industry to contribute to achieving our blue economy aspirations.

5. Glossary

Blue foods are those food products we catch, farm or harvest from our marine and freshwater systems, such as fish, marine invertebrates or seaweed.

Blue economy means sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving the health of marine and coastal ecosystem.

Climate change mitigation means reducing human-induced climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the uptake and storage of them.

Climate change adaptation means living with, and increasing the resilience to the impacts of climate change, addressing climate risks and opportunities.

Fair work is work that offers all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. It balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. It generates benefits for individuals, organisations and society.

Innovation means new ways of combining existing and/or new resources to better address existing and/or new needs.

Natural capital is a way of thinking about nature (natural assets including geology, soil, air, water and plants and animals) as a stock that provides a flow of benefits to people and the economy. The flow of benefits and the capacity of nature to deliver those benefits both need to be maintained, including through investment in the maintenance and enhancement of the natural assets (see Box 1 on page 15 of Scotland's Blue Economy Vision document for more information).

Net zero means reaching net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases as far as possible and enhancing uptake and storage of them, so that the gas emission and uptake/storage are balanced.



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