What is the blue economy?

Authored by: Carmen Merab
June 16, 2022 - 1 min read

The blue economy comprises those sets of activities generating livelihoods and ecosystem services from bodies of water–oceans, lakes and rivers, while conserving the blue spaces.  This includes large and established sectors such as:

  • All forms of fishing (capture and culture) 
  • Coastal tourism
  • Shipbuilding, marine transportation and port services
  • Offshore energy generation

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