The Chamber of Commerce of Latina and Frosinone in synergy with the Italian Union of Chambers has promoted research carried out by the Guglielmo Tagliacarne Chamber of Commerce Study Center and by the volume “Economy of the Sea and Green Deal”. The blue economy also aims at “blue growth”, aims to promote employment in the marine and maritime economy and economic expansion also in other sectors, such as the development of offshore technologies for renewable energy, the promotion of aquaculture, and research support in the blue biotechnology sector. The “traditionally blue” industries include port and storage activities, shipbuilding, maritime transport, but also oil and gas extraction activities. In short, sectors that, data in hand, in Europe alone, account for 40% of trade and almost 90% of foreign trade through sea transport.
In Italy, there are almost 200 thousand activities in this sector that employ almost 900 thousand people (equal to almost 3.5% of the country’s employment rate). The blue economy generates an added value of 46.7 billion euros, 3.0% of the total economy (in 2014 it was 2.9%), but considering the direct and indirect effects – for each euro directly produced we have a multiplier effect of the supply chain equal to 1.9 – we arrive at a total added value produced of 134.5 billion euros: 8.5% of the total economy.
Giovanni Acampora, new President of the National Assonautica and president of the Frosinone-Latina Chamber of Commerce, declared “The sea has always been one of the greatest human challenges, a space to be conquered and at the same time a resource to be protected and protected; man constantly obtains food, raw materials and even energy from the sea resource “.
In addition, the European Commission would like to allocate € 6.14 billion in the EU budget 2021-2027 to a fund that will make it possible to invest in new maritime markets, technologies, and services, such as ocean energy and marine biotechnology, aiming at:
– enhance the supply of high-value jobs;
– reduce carbon emissions;
– revitalize the traditional sectors of the economy and identify new emerging sectors;
– to ensure that marine ecosystems remain healthy and safeguarded