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Towards a sustainable and equitable blue economy

The global rush to develop the ‘blue economy’ risks harming both the marine environment and human wellbeing. Bold policies and actions are urgently needed. We identify five priorities to chart a course towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable blue economy.

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Fig. 1: Economic development in the oceans.
Fig. 2: Inclusive governance of the blue economy.


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Bennett, N.J., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Blythe, J. et al. Towards a sustainable and equitable blue economy. Nat Sustain 2, 991–993 (2019).

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