The Blue Bioeconomy involves using biological resources from water such as fish, seaweed, mussels, starfish, sea cucumbers, lobster and even bacteria to make products or services. This includes food, medicine, nutritional supplements, cosmetics and much more. It also relies on sustainable practices to make sure that we do not damage the environment and that there are resources for people in the future. As part of this, the sector focuses on using every part of the resource, including using material that is considered waste e.g. fish skin, shells from shrimp etc. This helps to reduce the waste going to landfill and also creates new business opportunities. On Friday 21st October, join Pauline O’Donohoe from the Marine Institute at the Westside Library in Galway city to learn more about the blue bioeconomy and the Marine Institute’s work in this sector. The event is for families and aims to raise awareness of this topic.