New research indicates that Ireland’s blue economy has been
growing nearly twice as fast as the general economy.
The marine sector grew by 9.2% between 2010 and 2012, with a
further 8.2% growth between 2012 to 2014. Employment has also increased from
17,425 to 18,480.
A €241m Seafood Development Programme up to 2020 will
represent one of the biggest ever single investments in the marine sector. The
programme will provide the capital to assist seafood enterprises in sustaining