This issue challenges the dominant narrative on the ‘Blue Economy’ and exposes the blue-washing exercise that masks yet another expansionary dimension of the current pattern of corporate-led globalization under the pretence of development. But the mainstream ‘Blue Economy’ narrative also completely overlooks—deliberately and intentionally—how the so-called development project can be violent when it brings with it the displacement and marginalization of (fishery and coastal) communities and social groups, the disrespect and violation of the fundamental rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the pervasiveness of gender, race, ethnic, and religious-based violence and discrimination.


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