Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

“Moving to a blue economy would benefit food security, human health, underdeveloped communities — and of course, the environment.”

—Alexandra Cousteau

Economic Impact

The ocean plays a huge role in our daily lives via transport systems and tourism, shipbuilding and maritime systems, regulating climate and weather, influencing agricultural output and providing food, water and energy. Tens of millions of people around the world are directly employed in an ocean-related industry, and every person on earth benefits from a healthy ocean economy.

According to the Ocean Economy in 2030 report published by the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), the Ocean Economy included $1.5 trillion of economic output in 2015 (2.5% of global output) and is anticipated to reach $3.0 trillion by 2030, outpacing global economic growth. The OECD defines the Ocean Economy as the “sum of economic activities of ocean-based industries, together with the assets, goods and services provided by marine ecosystems.”

From food, energy, medicine and water – all critical for the economy – the ocean is a vast resource. With the right models and sustainability measures in place, it can continue to be a tremendous economic opportunity for all of those involved.

Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

Blue Economy

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Commercial Fishing

Americans eat more shrimp than ever before. But a cloud hangs over much of the global industry that produces it, with questions about labor practices and sustainability.

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Innovation

An enormous floating device designed by Dutch scientists for the non-profit Ocean Cleanup successfully captured and removed plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Sustainable Aquaculture

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