WWF International has released a briefing on “the blue economy,” a term becoming commonly used in economics, agriculture, and conservation contexts.
“For some, blue economy means the use of the sea and its resources for sustainable economic development,” suggests WWF. “For others, it simply refers to any economic activity in the maritime sector.”
The report Principles for a Sustainable Blue Economy has been developed to avoid ambiguity and to
“ensure that the economic development of the ocean contributes to true prosperity, today and long into the future.”