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Blue Economy

The Blue Economy concept seeks to promote economic growth, social inclusion, and the preservation or improvement of livelihoods while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability of the oceans and coastal areas. At its core, it refers to the decoupling of socioeconomic development through oceans-related sectors and activities from environmental and ecosystems degradation. An important challenge of the Blue Economy is thus to realize that the sustainable management of ocean resources requires collaboration across nation-states and across the public-private sectors, at global scale (World Bank, 2017).

Aquaculture in maritime ports – can they co-exist?

Fareham, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) April 25, 2024 – There is much focus on the coexistence of offshore renewable energy and aquaculture, two rapidly...

SEA Europe’s call for a European maritime industrial strategy

Press Release – Setting sail to build in Europe 10,000 sustainable and digitalised vessels by 2035: Sea Europe’s call for a European maritime...

Blue Mediterranean Partnership steps up support for sustainable blue economy

News – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – Blue Mediterranean Partnership steps up support for sustainable blue economy...

French president to speak at Nantes sea event

Nantes, France (Ports Europe) November 27, 2023 – The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will participate in 18e édition des Assises de...

Portugal fifth in Europe for blue economy investment

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) July 26, 2023 – Portugal is the fifth most attractive country in the European Union (EU) for investment in the blue...

Port of Barcelona, Tech Barcelona augurate BlueTechPort

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) July 6, 2023 – The Port of Barcelona and Tech Barcelona have inaugurated BlueTechPort, a space for companies to promote...

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee session

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – The 80th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime...

World Ocean Council opens offices in Port of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) June 21, 2023 – The World Ocean Council (WOC) has officially opened offices in the North Building of the World Trade...

European Blue Economy report 2023: economic crisis takes a toll but doesn’t stop the growth

The European Blue Economy report is a compass to help decision-makers and stakeholders navigate the waters of the European blue economy – May 24, 2023...

Blue Economy innovation accelerator launched in Port of Lisbon

The Innovation Acceleration Program for the Blue Economy was launched in the Port of Lisbon, in conjunction with the Hub Azul Portugal innovation ecosystem,...

African countries pushed to ratify sea protection protocol

Casablanca, Morocco (PortSEurope) March 28, 2023 – Senior African maritime and environmental officials from Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of...

Port of Valencia, venue for the XVIII Symposium on Marinas

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) will host the XVIII Symposium on Marinas organized by Asmar and which will be held on May 26 and 27. The sustainability...

Barcelona to host the WOC, the Sustainable Ocean Summit 2022 and the first Blue Finance Summit

The World Ocean Council (WOC), the city and the Port of Barcelona have partnered to develop the leading global hub for the Blue Economy – and that will...

Green Deal: EU announces €1 billion worth of commitments to protect the ocean

Today, at the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Palau, the EU has renewed its pledges towards international Ocean governance. Presenting a list of 44...

Port of Barcelona signs the One Ocean Summit Declaration

The Port of Barcelona has signed the One Ocean Summit Declaration, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of port activity and maritime transport,...

BlueInvest: Commission and EIF agree to mobilise €500 million with new equity fund for blue economy

NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT – 28 March 2022 – EU Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries BlueInvest: Commission and EIF agree to mobilise...

CNR, Enel and Garbage Service together for the electrification of the blue economy

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) December 7, 2021 – CNR, Enel and Garbage Service have signed a contract to mitigate the environmental impact of greenhouse...

Port of Vigo promotes the blue economy

The president of the Vigo Port Authority, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña, participated this morning in a Conference on the Future of Europe (COFE) that took place at...

Gandia reinforces its commitment to the sea with the success of the II Artisanal Fishing, Tourism and Territorial Exhibition

Valencia, September 20, 2021 – Last weekend, hundreds of people the Mostra de Pesca Artesanal, Turisme i Territori de la Mediterrània de Gandia...

President of Vigo Port Authority promotes fishing trade

Vigo, Spain (Ports Europe) July 5, 2021 – Speaking at the international seminar “The challenges of sustainable fishing”, organized by the...

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