Our need for food, energy, transportation and recreation from the ocean is increasing. As a result, the ocean economy has grown rapidly over recent years. Existing ocean industries expand while new ones appear.
At present, ocean businesses are severely affected by the coronavirus. But a longer-term and more serious crisis facing the ocean is climate change, which amplifies the pressures on the marine environment.
Integrated ocean management can be a way of coping with both of these crises, while stimulating economic growth and creating jobs.
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