Marine Institute

Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland

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Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth – An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland is the first whole of Government approach to managing Ireland’s vast and diverse marine resources. 

The Plan is an initiative of the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group, chaired by Mr. Simon Coveney TD., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine and convened by the Department of the Taoiseach. The Marine Coordination group is made of senior representatives of Departments with an involvement in maritime/marine affairs to discuss and coordinate issues that require inter-departmental action.

A website, Our Ocean Wealth has been set up by the Marine Coordination group to provide news and updates on the plan as well as details of the annual review and associated conference.

The Plan presents a shared vision:

“Our ocean wealth will be a key element of our economic recovery and sustainable growth, generating benefits for all our citizens, supported by coherent policy, planning and regulation, and managed in an integrated manner.”

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Visit Our Ocean Wealth for more information.