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The potential of the Blue Economy

Created Jan 18 2023, 12:38 PM by Vivek Prasad
  • Agribusiness
  • Aquaculture
  • Blue Economy
  • Seaweed farming
  • Agriculture
  • Seaweed
  • Mariculture


While working in the Galápagos Islands in the late 1980s, I saw the interplay between the many interests on the islands: local fishermen taking advantage of the rich waters around in the archipelago; the research community building on the evolutionary theories discovered by Charles Darwin; the tourism sector responding to an ever-growing interest in the accessible and unique wildlife and fauna; and the rights of the Ecuadorian state to benefit from this national asset. Finding a way to balance these – sometimes conflicting – interests in a manner that allows for sustainable and equitable growth is what we today call the Blue Economy.

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