A Sustainable Ocean Economy

NUIG, GMIT, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Local and National Policymakers

Located on the edge of the Atlantic, Galway needs to realise the potential of its local marine resources in a sustainable manner. Greater local employment is possible if the marine sector is sensitively developed. Potential areas include:
– Fishing (harvesting at a sustainable rate, supporting small local coastal communities, ample Marine Protected Areas, etc.)
– Seaweed (cultivation and harvesting of seaweed for fuel, cosmetics, food, etc.)
– Renewable Energy (offshore wind energy, wave energy, tidal energy, etc.)
– Ecotourism (diving, recreational fishing, boat tours, etc.)
See Food and Water chapter for further information.