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8 ways to rebuild a stronger ocean economy after COVID-19

8 ways to rebuild a stronger ocean economy after COVID-19

8 Ways to Rebuild a Stronger Ocean Economy After COVID-19

If the ocean were a nation, it would rank as the 7th largest economy in the world. This article suggests 8 ways to rebuild the ocean economy.

Almost no facet of our global economy has been immune to the COVID-19 crisis. The long arm of COVID-19 has also reached out to sea, affecting our “blue economy.” This collection of formal and informal marine jobs, products and services has been valued at $2.5 trillion a year.

Here a few of the suggestions in this article that would “green” the ocean economy:

  • Implement sustainability in ocean tourism.
  • Emissions must be reduced by 50% by 2050. Increase fuel efficiency and retool Asian fleets with zero-emission vessels.
  • The pause during the pandemic is a chance for fisheries to recover from over-harvesting.
  • Preserve ocean parks long term and avoid short-sighted openings of these parks to fishing.
  • Bolster smart aquaculture with innovations.
  • Learn more about the ocean and its vulnerabilities using AI.
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