Daniel Steadman

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The Blue Economy – Ocean of Opportunity or Sea of Troubles?

By Daniel Steadman 2019-03-06 17:42:25

For centuries, we have thought of the ocean as unimaginably vast and unchangeable, as a sea of opportunity, spawning fishing fleets and shipping lines, building the wealth of maritime nations. The ocean fundamentally underpins the populations and food of many coastal and island states, and always has done. But seas are not limitless, and nor are their resources. We cannot extract all the fish and dump our waste at sea with impunity. The ocean cannot mop up the atmosphere’s CO2...

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