The oceans play a key role in regulating life on Earth. We must shift our view of them from as something to use if we hope to develop them sustainably.
Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.
As few as 100 companies produced 60% of revenues in eight ocean industries in 2018.
Economic recovery and carbon neutrality are linked. Both depend on the ocean's ability to continue to regulate climate.
Sea piracy often grabs the headlines, but it is just one of many symptoms of insecurity at sea.
Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.
Africa's blue economy initiatives focused on economic outcomes. Limited attention was given to social equity and ecological sustainability.
Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced the ambition on becoming a global maritime fulcrum in his first term. Not much progress has been made.
A significant change in political mentality is required to shore up one of Africa's leading lights.
Lake Malawi is considered a biodiversity treasure because almost all its species occurs nowhere else on the planet.
Kenya can explore at least four key actions, based on past commitments and institutional structures, to transform the economic future of its oceans.
The UN Ocean Conference provides a golden opportunity for countries to present their aspirations for sustainably growing their 'blue' economies.
Many African countries are sitting on vast and under-utilised oceanic territories that have the potential to unlock enormous economic value, if properly governed.
By 2030, the Blue Economy will be worth $3 trillion. And the UK is well placed to capture a slice of this lucrative market, if it meets the challenges involved with innovation and ambition.
Marine plastic pollution is a global problem. Bali's beaches present prime examples and an opportunity to study the socio-economic effects this has on coastal communities.
Tilapia could play an important role in Tanzania's economic development.
The ocean can no longer be viewed as a limitless space for free access for all. It needs to be managed over its entirety
The two countries share huge marine resources and opportunities. At the same time both face increasing challenges to their oceans and coastal regions from climate change and over-exploitation.
Melanesia's oceans are worth at least US$5.4 billion, but are under increasing threat.