Every year, an estimated eight million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean. As the country with the longest coastline in the world, Canada is looking for ways to remove it.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has issued a call for made-in-Canada innovations to: help clean…

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Owners planning to install ‘emissions cheat’ systems to avoid having to buy cleaner, more expensive fuel

Thousands of ships are set to install “emissions cheat” systems that pump pollutants into the ocean to beat new international rules banning dirty fuel.

The global shipping fleet is rushing to meet…

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It kills millions of marine animals each year.


Divers from Ghost Fishing work to recover a massive fishing net abandoned a decade ago off the coast of the Aeolian Islands. 

While cities and businesses across the country move to cut down on ocean pollution by banning plastic…

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Kenyans living abroad send home billions of shillings every year to support their families and invest in income earning ventures such as properties.


Fishing in the Indian Ocean. Kenyans abroad can support the sustainable exploitation of marine resources — oceans, inland lakes and rivers. PHOTO | FILE |…

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The Dow Chemical Co., a global leader in materials science solutions, has launched a campaign to address the critical issue of plastics in our oceans. Dow’s cleanup effort, dubbed #PullingOurWeight, encourages its employees, their families, friends and customers to pick up at least four pounds of waste—the average…

Read more: Dow launches new campaign to fight ocean plastic

With good reason, Africa is excited over the prospects of sharing in the multi-trillion maritime industry, with the continent’s Agenda 2063 envisioning the blue economy as a foremost contributor to transformation and growth.


Foreign Affairs Monica Juma with JICA president Shinichi Kitaoka on the sidelines of the TICAD…

Read more: Why Africa must tap its giant blue economy potential