12 Feb 2020
CLAIM in Tunisia: Forum Blue Economy aims at sustainability
CLAIM took part in the Tunisian event Forum Blue Economy, which brought together stakeholders, aiming to support the sustainability of key sectors such as fishing, aquaculture, coastal tourism, marine biotechnologies and marine energy. The event was organized by WWF Tunisia and took place between 10 and 12 January 2020 in Gabes (South of Tunisia).
In Tunisia, the pressures and negative impacts on marine ecosystems generated by increasing exploitation of the sea are increasing at a faster rate than the efforts to tackle them. The effects of technological advances and the implementation of policies to protect marine ecosystems seem to fall behind.
To address this issue, the three-day Forum Blue Economy discussed new approaches that support sustainable growth in the vital sectors. CLAIM actively participated in a session on plastic pollution in the marine environment and offered innovative technologies, which have already proven efficient in a test environment.
The event contributes to the sustainable growth of the maritime economy in the coming years.
— CLAIM (@CLAIM_H2020) January 10, 2020