[...] As comprehensive as the blue growth agenda is, there remain irreparable ecological and social contradictions. And social and environmental conflicts will only be further fuelled as long as these contradictions remain. As with earlier historical instances of enclosure and shifts in the regulatory regime, heads of state seem to primarily view blue growth as a means to solve conflicts between competing ocean industries. And this happens within the context of the coercive imperative to ensure compound growth rates by any means necessary. [...]