Cabinet recognition of Ireland's marine resource potential
Government commitment to develop Ireland’s marine resource was underpinned by the presence of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and four cabinet colleagues at the first annual conference of Our Ocean Wealth - the integrated marine plan for Ireland last month.
“Today’s conference is a way of showing that the government is serious about the potential of this sector, and that we’ve decided to take real, strong, clear action,” remarked An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Endorsing these sentiments, marine minister Simon Coveney however noted Ireland's poor historic recognition of this projected multi-billion euro resource:
“In my view it is really a source of some shame it has taken us until now to really drive and put together a focused and integrated marine strategy for Ireland."
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