Focus On: The ripple effects of Ireland’s thriving blue economy

Focus On: The ripple effects of Ireland’s thriving blue economy
Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

On average, the country’s ocean economy is performing better than the general economy and its impact is far-reaching

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth (HOOW) is the government’s integrated plan for the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine industry.

Spanning 13 different industry sectors, and supported by nine government departments through the inter-departmental Marine Coordination Group, the HOOW strategy sets out ambitious growth targets that will see the value of the ocean economy grow to €6.4 billion by 2020.

“Since the publication of the strategy in 2012, the sector has experienced a period of ‘blue growth’ with...

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