• Report

Transitioning to a blue economy: scoping and horizon scanning

This report documents trajectories in blue economy innovation and development, domestically and internationally.


It discusses the drivers of blue economy development at national and sectoral scales and provides an overview of industry perspectives on opportunities and constraints.

This work reviewed a range of reviews of blue economy in the academic, grey and policy literatures, and a set of domestic policy documents and commentaries on trends in the development of a blue economy.

It also sought input from more than 40 iwi and stakeholders from a range of perspectives, including both public and private sectors (including investment and finance), industry, Māori organisations, and NGOs.

December 2019

Status and trajectories of New Zealand (and international) blue economy sectors

There are no available estimates of their potential.

  • Transitioning to a blue economy: Scoping and horizon scanning, 2019

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