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Marine economy adds oil

Guangdong’s marine industries generated output of 1.7 trillion yuan in 2020, highest among the country’s 33 provinces for the 26th consecutive year. The cluster of industries accounted for 15.6% of regional GDP and 21.6% of the country’s total marine-industry output. This is largely concentrated in and around its major ports: Guangzhou (Nansha), Shenzhen Shekou and Yantian), Zhuhai, Dongguan and Zhanjiang. It includes six major marine industries: marine electronic information, offshore wind power, marine biology, marine engineering equipment, natural gas hydrates, and marine public services.

Shenzhen is in the vanguard of this effort, and is ploughing tens of billions of yuan into development of new marine-technology parks, with particular focus on the development of the marine biomedical industry. Parks built or underway include: Sino-European Blue Industrial Park, Ocean New City, Shenzhen International Biological Valley, National Southern Ocean Science City, and Dapeng Ocean Biological Industry Park.

Pingshan has more than 600 biopharmaceutical companies, while Dapeng New District Marine Biological Industrial Park has 61 projects, and the number of intellectual property projects obtained exceeds 120 (items). In 2020, the province’s marine biomedical industry generated output of 5.1 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 23.6%.

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