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The seas are the new frontier. Established industries like fishing and tourism have to share the oceans with newcomers like aquaculture and offshore wind farms.

Infographic illustrating how various industries in different countries are generating value from the oceans. Facts and figures from industries including transport, oil & gas, tourism, fishing, wind farms, aquaculture and marine mining.

Journalist: Daniel Saraga
Graphics and research: onlab/Lisa Charlotte Rost

*GVA figures: offshore wind without Spain and France; gas & oil without Greece

Sources: Blue Growth: Scenarios and drivers for sustainable growth from the oceans, seas and coasts, EC (2012) and annexes; Blue Growth; Facts and figures on the common fisheries policy (2014); The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, FAO (2012); Onshore Wind: Direct & Wider Economic Impacts, RenewableUK (2012); Groupement des Entreprises Parapétrolières et Paragazières; Oil & Gas UK; European Wind Energy Association; Danish Energy Agency



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