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Marine/Maritime Economy

Posted by Francis O' Toole on May 5, 2015

The Marine/Maritime Economy could create 10,000 new jobs up to 2020, says the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, on the launch of a new study which aims to ensure that the right skills will be available for enterprises in the developing Irish Marine Economy out to 2020.

There are approximately 16,155 persons employed in the marine economy in marine and coastal regions around the country. The key sectors of the Irish Marine Economy are:

  • Seafood and Bio-Products
  • Maritime Transport, Shipbuilding and Services
  • Offshore Energy
  • Marine Tourism and
  • Maritime Monitoring, Security and Surveillance

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