What Is the Blue Economy? Tom Dillon Explains

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The ocean generates $2.5 trillion of economic benefits around the world each year, and more than 1 billion people around the world depend on it as a primary source of protein. Yet, it’s facing numerous threats, from overfishing to increasing plastic waste.

In this conversation with host Dan LeDuc and Pew’s Tom Dillon for the After the Fact podcast, we explore the answer to the question, “what is the blue economy?” and economic approaches to conservation efforts. To hear the full podcast episode, please visit pewtrusts.org/afterthefact.

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What Is the Blue Economy?

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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.