Bren Smith is a lifelong commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer. He pioneered the development of 3D Ocean Farming on his farm nestled in the Thimble Islands of Long Island Sound. 3D Ocean Farming uses the entire water column to grow a variety of species—ranging from sugar kelp and oysters to mussels and scallops—and has emerged as a national model for sustainable food production, ocean restoration, and economic development. Bren is the executive director and co-founder of GreenWave, an award-winning organization that supports a new generation of ocean farmers. He is an Ashoka and Echoing Green Climate Fellow and author of Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer.
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