Agriculture

Agriculture is a crucial sector of blue economy for any country in the world. In the context of blue economy, agriculture refers to fisheries and aquaculture. This sector contributes significantly to food, nutrition, livelihood security, job creation and foreign exchange earnings. Capture fishery is considered as an important traditional sector whereas aquaculture is viewed as a promising emerging sector of blue economy. At present, fisheries in the context of blue economy mean marine fisheries. However, some consider inclusion of inland fisheries in blue economy. Besides capture fishery, all other aquatic resources including aquatic plants should ideally form part of blue economy. In some countries aquatic plants are not even covered in blue economy. There are numerous other issues that need to be studied and debated for a successful blue economy agenda