The ocean is the world's 7th largest economy

April 23, 2015 5:43 PM

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The ocean is the world's 7th largest economy

"The ocean rivals the wealth of the world’s richest countries, but it is being allowed to sink to the depths of a failed economy," said Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International.

Scientists at WWF, with help from researchers at the University of Queensland's Global Change Institute and the Boston Consulting Group, calculated the economic numbers by quantifying the ocean's assets -- including good and services like fisheries, tourism and coastal protections.

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