The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, launched a Government plan to double the value of Ireland’s ocean wealth by 2030 and increase the turnover from our ocean economy to exceed €6.4bn by 2020. The report, designed by drawinginc, ‘Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth – An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland’ was launched at the Marine Institute, Galway.
The plan presents a roadmap for the Government’s vision to tap into a €1,200 billion global market for seafood, tourism, oil and gas, renewable ocean energy and new applications for health, medicine and technology. It sets out three high-level goals to achieve a thriving maritime economy, healthy ecosystems, and to increase our engagement with the sea.
The Taoiseach said “This plan is a dynamic one and will ensure that our vision remains constant – to dramatically improve our ability as a nation and people to harness our ocean wealth. The Government is determined that it will be a key component of our economic recovery and sustainable growth generating social, economic and cultural benefits for all”.