SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2015) - Sustainable harvesting the bounty of the ocean for pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic uses is big business -- $186 billion per year and growing. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, BioMarine International Clusters Association Chairman Pierre Erwes shares the names of some public and private biotech companies making waves in the blue economy.

Included in this interview is: Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) (TSX VENTURE: KLH).

The Life Sciences Report: You are chairman of BioMarine International Clusters Association (BICA), which supports companies that harvest the resources of the sea, or what is known as the "blue economy." How large and diverse an economy are we talking about?

Pierre Erwes: In 2008 there were only 2,000 references on the Web to the "blue economy." Now, you can find more than 20 million references, so it is growing exponentially. The biomarine industry represented $186 billion ($186B) alone last year. Unfortunately, this industry is still structured in silos, and the blue complement lacks visibility.

Marine biotech represents 8% of the total of the biotech market, and biomaterials account for less than 1% of the total market. Bioenergy is 2% of the energy market. Blue chemistry, which is one of the largest segments, is producing only 6% of the total chemical product globally. Marine compounds represent 13% of the cosmetic market right now. Aquaculture has made the most…

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