Revitalise UK coastline to boost local economies

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A new report from the New Economics Foundation marks the launch of a UK-wide initiative to deliver stronger economies for UK coastal communities and restore the health of the marine environment:

  • Good jobs and environmental sustainability are linked: improved management of our coastal and marine assets will create new, good jobs and boost struggling communities. NEF analysis shows that better management of UK fish stocks could create 4,922 new jobs
  • Coastal environments can support more than tourism: a healthy coast will have benefits for key coastal industries including renewable energy and fisheries and the well being of local communities
  • Transformation is already underway: case studies show innovative and sustainable approaches are already taking place across the UK – from innovative coastal management to sustainable business
  • Coastal actors from across the UK are already on board: the Blue New Deal project will unite environmental goals

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