The global COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected Fiji, hitting at backbone economic
sectors, such as international tourism and export fisheries. It has also brought to
the fore the need to embark on a more sustainable model of development. This report
examines Fiji’s economic and sustainability trends, as well as the governance and
financing of its ocean economy before and during the COVID-19 crisis. It provides
an initial mapping of promising initiatives and funding instruments that can be developed
and scaled up to foster a sustainable blue recovery, focusing on four main areas:
sustainable fisheries, sustainable tourism, green shipping and marine conservation.