The blue economy in numbers

Investors' Corner, BNP Paribas Asset Management

The blue economy in numbers
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Employment: Nearly 60 million people around the world – over 96% of them in developing countries in Asia and Africa – are employed in the fishing and aquaculture sectors, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) [1].

Fishing, aquaculture, seaside and marine tourism employ over 350 million people. The blue economy employs five million people in Europe, according to the 2020 European Union report.

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