Making waves: how the ocean economy is growing

Activity in the marine sector is growing at a faster rate than wider economy, study finds

30th June, 2017
A cruise liner at Dublin Port. Pic: Getty

Figures compiled by the researchers at NUI Galway show that economic activity linked to the sea was worth €1.8 billion directly to the economy last year.

The university’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) said the level of activity generated by what it calls the ‘ocean economy’ represented a 20 per cent increase compared with 2014 levels.

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