Seafood celebration in Ireland

A MAJOR celebration of Ireland’s ocean wealth will take place in Cork this
summer.
The two-day event, held under the auspices of the inter-departmental Marine
Coordination Group chaired by Minister Simon Coveney (pictured), is an initiative of
Ireland’s Integrated Marine Plan – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.
It will build on the first annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference which took place in
Dublin Castle last July attended by about 500 delegates.
This year the organisers hope to attract a wider audience to the show, which will include a conference, marine technology expo, investor events, workshops, a seafood festival, family fun, and competitions.
By broadening its scope to include a range of activities open to families as
well as business and potential investors, the event – from July 10 to 11 – aims to highlight the
social, cultural and economic benefits of Ireland’s marine sector and provide
a platform for public engagement with Ireland’s marine resource.
It is planned for Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline in association with IMERC and with support from Beaufort Laboratory, UCC, the National Maritime College of Ireland, the Naval Service
and the Marine Institute.
A ‘save the date’ announcement has just been published on
http://www.ouroceanwealth.ie/ and more information on the programme of events
will be available at that address ahead of the event.