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Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference Underway in Cork

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Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference Underway in Cork

Friday, July 10, 2015 

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference Underway in Cork

The Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has today reiterated that 29,000 new jobs could be created in the marine sector by 2020.

He was speaking at Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, an international conference taking place in Cork today and tomorrow, where the potential from Ireland's "blue economy" is being discussed. The event aims to highlight the social, cultural and economic benefits of Ireland's marine sector and provide a platform for public engagement with Ireland's marine resource.

There has been huge expansion in the maritime sector, and it is hoped it could lead to an extra €2.7 billion in economic growth within the next five years. The blue economy grew by 9% between 2010 and 2012, while GDP growth in the same period was 4.75%.

"We are thinking strategically in a way that's more ambitious than we've ever seen before," said Minister Coveney. "Whether it's energy, fish, tourism, leisure, shipping - whatever the sector that's linked to the marine, we have a very definite plan to take those sectors forward with a focus on job creation [and] growth."

Other areas planned to development are renewable energy in the ocean and oil and gas explorations. Minister Coveney also said environmental protection was factored into the plan for each industry sector.

Is a career in the Maritime Sector for you?

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