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Blue Biotechnology

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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 fifth volume in the series provides a high-level assessment of the opportunities available for economic diversification through the development of a blue biotechnology sector in SIDS for food, health products and pharmaceuticals. It examines relevant examples from around the world, and outlines specific enabling conditions that could assist in moving such a blue biotechnology sector towards becoming an economic reality where opportunities exist.

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Introduction

The concept of an ocean-based, or ‘blue’ economy has its origins in the ‘green economy’ concept endorsed at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012. Support for the blue economy at the 2012 conference from small island developing states (SIDS) emphasised the fact that their economies were largely dependent on the health and sustainable use of marine resources.

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