8 ways to rebuild a stronger ocean economy after COVID-19

The pandemic offers an opportunity to reboot a more sustainable blue economy Image: REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Douglas McCauley

Professor, University of California Santa Barbara; Member of Friends of Ocean Action; Director, Benioff Ocean Initiative

Kristian Teleki

Director of Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum, and Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute

Gloria Fluxa Thienemann

Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer, Iberostar Group


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Millions depend on ocean tourism worldwide Image: Isha@Seefromthesky on Unsplash
COVID-19 has significantly impacted maritime shipping Image: UNCTAD/ClipperData
Some fish stocks are likely benefiting from the global lockdown Image: Francesco Ungaro on Unsplash
It's time to recognise the contribution of mariners to the functioning of our society Image: Andy Li on Unsplash
The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle, Hawaii Image: Don McLeish on Flickr
Done right, aquaculture can provide nutritional security to hundreds of millions Image: Alex Antoniadis on Unsplash
Advanced ocean technologies provide myriad benefits, including improved ocean surveillance Image: NOAA
Plastic pollution near Puglia, Italy Image: Paolo Margari on Flickr

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