News » PANEL DISCUSSION: The Rise of South Africa s Blue Economy vs The Need to Nurture a Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystem

Join experts from institutes across the country for a panel discussion on the links between igniting the Blue Economy and nurturing aquatic ecosystems on Tuesday 10 November at 6pm - Register here for free!

The development of the ocean and inland fisheries are increasingly being identified by developing countries as viable means to boost economic growth. For years, the sea and inland freshwater systems have provided jobs and livelihoods for many people. However, the reality of climate change together with the impact of increased human activity requires sustainable and strategically planned interaction with the aquatic world.

Join Ms Pavitray Pillay (WWF-SASSI) in conversation with Dr Angus Paterson (South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity - NRF-SAIAB), Dr Judy Mann (South African Association for Marine Biological Research - SAAMBR), Dr Mmbofhemi Stanley Liphadzi (Water Research Commission - WRC) and Dr Francesca Porri (NRF-SAIAB). The panel will give the big picture inclusive of the opportunities, complexities and investment in research infrastructure and platforms that support the sustainable use of our aquatic resources.