Blue Growth Support Sweden

Sweden has one of the longest coastlines in Europe and a strong tradition of maritime activities. Sweden’s maritime activities cover a broad spectrum and are conducted throughout the country. The Västra Götaland region is the centre of the nation’s maritime sector, with tens of thousands of people employed across several thousand companies within shipping, marine technology, boat production, the fishing industry and coastal tourism, among other areas. The regional maritime strategy focus on: 1. Maritime spatial planning 2. Maritime operations and technologies 3. Sea food 4. Marine tourism 5. Marine energy including offshore wind (see picture of Lillsund) 6. Blue biotechnology

By Stig Marthinsen