Canada’s #blueeconomy gets a boost

What distinguishes Canada from so many other economies, ocean coast lines, lots of it. The announcement today will go a long way in positioning our coastal economies to better research and extract rewards from our great oceans.

Along the way let’s hope that sustainability is paramount, otherwise these resources could be depleted just as fast if not faster than those on land. Sustainable development of our oceans will provide greater rewards for communities than traditional extractive economies. Let’s hope government, communities, academia and industry walk the talk.

While funding is critical to create space for all to communicate, research, test and market services and products, we need to also create space for those citizens in our rural coastal communities to contribute to the discourse. Only in that way will they be able to retain their youth and attract new people.

Federal government names winners of $950-million ‘supercluster’ funding

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s