What Is the Blue Economy?

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What Is the Blue Economy?

Stat:  The ocean generates $2.5 trillion of economic benefits around the world each year.

Story: Fisheries, tourism, and shipping are some of the ways we quantify the monetary value of the ocean—but it also drives weather patterns and provides more than 1 billion people with their primary source of protein. As the ocean faces increasing environmental stresses, what would an economic approach mean for conservation efforts? We explore the issue with a fishing family in Florida and Pew’s Tom Dillon.

"If the ocean were its own national economy, it would be the seventh largest in the world."

Tom Dillon, Vice President, International Environment The Pew Charitable Trusts

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What Is the Blue Economy? Tom Dillon Explains