Perspectives on the Blue Economy

This volume is a collection of short essays articles on the multidimensional aspects of the blue economy. It presents perspectives on the concept and the essential ingredients of the blue economy such as marine resources, maritime infrastructure and marine environment. International cooperative approaches to promote blue economy, the role of maritime governance and capacity building are discussed in the context of implementing the blue economy. The book also promotes the importance of sustainable utilization of the oceans which lies at the core of the blue economy. 

Vij Books
  • Pages: 126
  • 9789385563980 • HARDBACK • Mar 2017 • Rs.695
  • 9789385563997 • EBOOK • Apr 2017 • Rs.495
  • Subjects: Maritime Issues
  • Perspectives on the Blue Economy
author details

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is Director National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. A former navy officer, he has worked in a number of Indian think tanks and was Director of Research at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi. He is also visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. He has authored/co-authored three books and has edited/co-edited over 20 volumes on various geopolitical/geostrategic issues and maritime history.

Commander (Dr.) Kapil Narula is a serving officer of the Indian Navy and is currently posted as a Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He holds an M.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (IIT, Kharagpur) and a Ph.D. degree in Development Economics (IGIDR, Deemed university of the Reserve Bank of India). His areas of competence are energy, sustainability, economic policy, climate change and maritime issues and he attempts to integrate multi-disciplinary aspects in his work. He is the co-editor of two books on maritime issues and the Executive Editor of the journal ‘Maritime Affairs.


• Blue Economy –The Concept
• Delivering on the Promises of Sustainable Development Goal 14 for Oceans
• Marine Spatial Planning: Key to Blue Economy

Marine Resources
• Sustainable Exploitation of Marine Fish in India
• Six Steps to Combatting IUU Fishing
• India Endeavours to Tap into Ocean Energy

Marine Infrastructure and Transport
• Green Ports: Going beyond Renewable Energy Generation
• Indian Marine Leisure Industry gets a Boost
• Blue Economy: Twinning Sagarmala and Smart Ports

Environmental Preservation
• Paris Climate Deal: Implications for International Shipping
• Fisheries and the Plastic Threat in Bay of Bengal
• Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention: Late Implementation, Huge Impact
• IMO decisions to enhance the Blue Economy

International Cooperative Approaches
• International Developments in Blue Economy
• Cooperative Approaches to promote the Blue Economy: Regional Maritime Emission Control Areas (ECAs)
• Blue Economy: Expanding India-US Maritime Cooperation
• South China Sea Arbitration Award and SDG 2030

Maritime Governance and Capacity Building 
• Strengthening Ocean Governance: Marine Genetic
Resources (MGR) in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)
• Developing ‘Software’ for Blue Economy
• Building India’s Maritime Resurgence Through Citizen Engagement
• Blue Economy: Awareness, Education and Financing

• Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14)-Goals, targets and specific indicators
• Perth Principles
• Blue Economy, Abu Dhabi Declaration, 2014
• First Blue Economy Dialogue, Goa Declaration, 2015
• IORA, Mauritius Declaration on Blue Economy, 2015 
• Abu Dhabi Blue Economy Declaration, 2016