Turning Our Waters Into Goldmines – Investing in the Blue Economy

General Session IV ~ All Delegates
11 Oct 2017
16:15 -17:30
Radisson Grenada Beach Resort

Turning Our Waters Into Goldmines – Investing in the Blue Economy

The contribution of the region’s marine resources to Caribbean economies is critically important, especially for small island developing states (SIDS) like those in the Caribbean, which have a narrow resource base. However, the ‘blue economy’ or the ‘ocean economy’ is now being seen as providing wider and more diverse opportunities to fuel new industries, stimulate different kinds of jobs and put countries on a more innovative and competitive path, while restoring ocean health. From a tourism and tourism-related perspective the session will be looking at areas such as shipping and port facilities, tourism’s use of the marine and coastal environments, energy production/renewable energy, aquaculture and fisheries.