The Marine Coordination Group (MCG) continues to review and report on progress in implementing Ireland's Integrated Marine Plan - Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.
Taking our seabed area into account, Ireland is one of the largest EU states; with sovereign or exclusive rights over one of the largest sea to land ratios (over 10:1) of any EU State.
Our ocean is a national asset, supporting a diverse economy, with vast potential to tap into the global marine market for:
• energy, and
• new applications for health, medicine and technology.
In parallel, our marine resource gives us many non-commercial benefits; for example, amenity, biodiversity and our mild climate.