Harnessing our Ocean Wealth, published in 2012, sets out a plan to assist Ireland in realising the enormous economic and social potential of its marine environment. What is this plan, how is the sector performing and where to from here?
Ireland’s economy made a strong recovery in the years following the bailout. But a ‘crisis’ mindset continued to permeate much of the commentary and policy making. A change in economic thinking was needed to sustain the recovery? But, where are the new ideas?