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The Commonwealth Blue Economy Series aims to support the development of the blue economy in Commonwealth member countries by providing a high-level assessment of the opportunities available for economic diversification and sustainable growth in small island developing states (SIDS).

This second volume in the series explores the potential for the development of a blue economy mariculture industry, as well as specific enabling conditions that could assist in moving towards economic reality where opportunities exist.



Enabling Conditions

Aquaculture clearly falls within the definition of marine resources as a development space and is listed in the ‘Blue economy concept paper’ prepared for the 2014 Blue Economy Summit (Anon. 2014) as one of the seven main opportunities under the blue economy. To fulfil the criteria for the blue economy, any development in the aquaculture sector must


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