Regionally, Mauritius’ ocean economy is ranked fourth when compared to other WIO countries.
The contribution of the ocean to national income is significant and equivalent to exports
With a stable population and high levels of income and social welfare, benefits derived from ocean wealth can be secured into the future
As a small island state, Mauritius EEZ is vastly larger than its land area, emphasizing the unrealized potential of its ocean economy beyond the coastal zone and coastal waters, currently contributing <2% of income from the ocean
Mauritius’ ocean economy is very strongly based on marine and coastal tourism in its coastal zone, at 98% of total income from ocean assets
Data sources: WIO Ocean Economy report (Obura et al. 2017), WWF/BCG/CORDIO; UNDP Development statistics, 2015; UNESA Population statistics 2015