What is the bioeconomy strategy?

The bioeconomy covers all sectors and systems that rely on biological resources (animals, plants, micro-organisms and derived biomass, including organic waste), their functions and principles.

It includes and links 

  • land and marine ecosystems and the services they provide
  • primary production sectors that use and produce biological resources (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture)
  • economic and industrial sectors that use biological resources and processes to produce food, feed, bio-based products, energy and services

The purpose of the update to the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy is to address the challenges through a set of 14 concrete actions, parts of which are related to oceans and seas.