Comoros annual economic output from the ocean in 2015 was valued at US$ 0.2 Billion compared to a GDP of US$ 0.7 Billion. Regionally, this score ranks Comoros as Comoros Ocean Economy and GDP lowest when compared other WIO countries.Download resource.
As a small island state, Comoros economy is 28% dependent on the ocean – the second highest in the region
The contribution of direct outputs – fisheries – at 30% of the ocean economy is also among the highest in the region
The ocean economy is equivalent to output from agriculture, and far greater than exports.
The high contribution of carbon sequestration emphasises the benefits Comoros can derive once carbon markets are established
Comoros’ EEZ is almost 100* larger than its land area, emphasizing the critical role it should play in national growth and sustainability