Fish and Waters

Global development sues Finland to examine the water resources and their utilisation in a new way. The need for water is increasing inevitably around the world. Population growth and changes on lifestyle force us to seek new solutions related to the use and exploitation of water and water systems.

Water resources of Finland, i.e. the opportunities of blue bio-economy are based on the abundant water resources, high technical expertise and the solution’s ability for multi-sectoral challenges. In addition, Finland has a good reputation in the international water and environmental expertize. Social welfare and employment can be increased based on the bio-economy, if the water resources, their use and production potential are examined more comprehensively. Versatile use of water resources is already the basis for many economic activities. The main blue bio-economy areas can be considered water business, energy production, fisheries, nutrient recycling and industrial symbiosis.

Based on the preliminary report the potential growth opportunities have been identified as fisheries and tourism in short-term. In addition to that the potential growth on water business of export is very substantial. The long-term growth potentiality is associated with the recycling of nutrients and industrial symbiosis.