Blue Economy


The Blue Economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health. [It is important to the Town of Barnstable….]

Sectors Encompassed by the Blue Economy

  • Maritime Transportation

  • Fisheries & Aquaculture

  • Tourism & Recreation

  • Wastewater Management

  • Applied Coastal Resilience

  • Shipbuilding

  • Marine Science & Biotechnology

  • Marine Robotics

  • Renewable Energy

  • Adaptation to Climate Change

Barnstable’s Blue Economy

Local Success Stories

Applied Coastal Resilience Innovation Center
Info here about this.

Cape Cod Blue Economy Project


Vision: The Cape Cod region is driven by the water that surrounds us, steeped in maritime tradition and dedicated to innovation. We are a modern water-based economy that connects people to their environment, inspires learning, and exports our knowledge to the world.



Cape Cod by the Numbers

Maritime Businesses: 1,872

Maritime Employees: 20,530

Annual Revenues: $1.4 Billion

(source: Cape Cod Blue Economy Project Report 2017)