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Africa's Blue Economy


This fact sheet explores the current state of the Blue Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the significant challenges to and massive potential for its future development.

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  • Africa has an enormous collective maritime domain which is largely economically underutilized.

  • Investment in domestic fishing industries and strengthened fisheries management are necessary to ensure fisheries are utilized sustainably and for the benefit of local coastal communities.

  • African ports require significant investments in capacity and management reforms in order to facilitate trade growth.

  • Offshore oil and gas needs to be developed with environmental, governance, and corruption concerns in mind if it will be a resource for long-term national development.

  • Blue Economic development in Africa is closely linked with the ability of national maritime law enforcement entities to project security and governance into the maritime domain.

This content was created when Stable Seas was a program of One Earth Future.


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