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.