The government in Portugal has not yet developed a specific bioeconomy strategy. But bioeconomy plays an important role in “The National Ocean Strategy” (2013–2020) and the associated action plan, published by the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture and the Sea. The strategy paper aims to make Portugal one of the world's leading maritime nations. The strategic focus will be on aquaculture, blue biotechnology and energy production on the basis of maritime resources, in particular fuel from algae.
Portugal wishes to use its plentiful maritime resources in an innovative and sustainable way.