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Marine Biotechnology

Enabling Solutions for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability

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This report considers the potential of marine biotechnology to contribute to economic and social prosperity by making use of recent advances in science and technology. It discusses scientific and technological tools at the centre of a renewed interest in marine biotechnology, contributing to a new bioeconomy sector in many countries, and offering potential new solutions to global challenges. It also examines how these advances are improving our understanding of marine life and facilitating access to, and study of, marine organisms and ecosystems, and it considers the largely untapped potential of these bioresources.

This promise is considered alongside the challenges associated with the development of these resources which exist with complex ecosystems and fluidly distributed in a vast, largely shared environment. The report makes the case for a new global framework for the sustainable development of marine biotechnology and identifies some areas that will benefit from focused attention as governments develop policies to support it. In addition to this prospective view, this report identifies some early policy lessons learned by the governments which are leading attempts to benefit from bioresources.

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Science, society and industry: Working together for sustainability

This chapter looks at some of the broader social challenges and opportunities relating to the conservation and sustainable development of marine bioresources. It examines the interactions of science, industry and society that will affect this development. It focuses particularly on social issues requiring particular attention: those originating from the complexity of developing marine bioresources and from the shared and dynamic nature of the marine environment.

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