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Making sure the blue economy is green

Given the growing and seemingly limitless capacity to industrialize the oceans, there is a need to reimagine how to effectively measure, monitor and sustainably manage this seventy-one per cent of the Earth's surface.

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  1. Jay S. Golden is in the Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA; and at the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.

    • Jay S. Golden
  2. John Virdin is at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.

    • John Virdin
  3. Douglas Nowacek and Patrick Halpin are in the Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516, USA.

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  4. Lori Bennear is in the Division of Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.

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  5. Pawan G. Patil is at The World Bank, Washington DC 20433, USA.

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