Methodology Idea Note

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14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

The proposed methodology aims to quantify the increase of organic carbon removals in deep aquatic, oceanic, and lake system sediments due to an increase in fish and related plankton biomass from avoided industrial trawling.


The methodology idea note was submitted by Sayari Earth, Charles Darwin Foundation (opens on external site) and African Lakes Initiative. It is currently at “Step 1: Methodology Idea Note Submission” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include Methodology Development ID# M0225 in the subject line.

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