Fort Bragg & The Blue Economy


The Blue Economy is about sustainable use of ocean resources 

for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and a healthy marine ecosystem.

The Blue Economy offers a path for considering economic development and ocean health as compatible positions; emerging when economic activity is in balance with the long-term capacity of ocean ecosystems. This is an innovative sector encompassing a broad range of activities from traditional marine sectors to new businesses focused on ocean resiliency; it includes activities related to climate change, fisheries, renewable energy, tourism and transportation.

The City of Fort Bragg is exploring how a strategic focus on the development of Fort Bragg's ocean resources could be a driver and enabler of the local economy. The Noyo Harbor is central to Fort Bragg's identity as a working waterfront, however harbor businesses have weathered a number of setbacks in recent years - many related to environmental constraints such as, wasting starfish disease, red tide events, and low fishery numbers. A new discourse on growth and sustainable development could be a turning point in setting economic priorities for reuse of the former Georgia Pacific Mill Site.

  1. Stakeholder Meeting of May 21, 2021

Agenda Detail

10:00am Mendocino Community College Coast Center
12:00pm Mill Site South Tour
  • Noyo Center for Marine Science Property & Potential Coastal Industrial Innovation Site
  1. Fort Bragg Blue Economy Event - May 21st and 22nd

Planning is underway for a community oriented, City wide event. Please visit and click on "Events" page for more information.