Sustainable development and the sea

Economic value and employment in the UK of activities carried out in the marine environment

The Marine Science Co-ordination Committee which reports to Defra produced this note about the value of some marine industries to the UK economy. The note recognises the risks of using different data sources, but gives an aggregated GVA figure of £38.5 bn which represents the most complete valuation that is possible of the marine economy in 2012.

http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00466811.pdf