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Seafood Exports A Growing Market Beyond Europe Says New Outlook Report

20th July 2016
Marine Minister Michael Creed with his department's secretary general Aidan O'Driscoll launching this year's Annual Review and Outlook Marine Minister Michael Creed with his department's secretary general Aidan O'Driscoll launching this year's Annual Review and Outlook

#Seafood - France remains Ireland's largest export market for commercial fishing catches - but African countries now make up one-fifth of total export revenues.

Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Ghana together accounted for 20% of Ireland's seafood export revenues in 2015, according to the Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and the Marine launched today (Wednesday 20 July) by Marine Minister Michael Creed.

The report outlines that while there are challenges ahead – in particular the consequences of the UK vote last month to exit the EU, as well as ongoing commodity price volatility – global demand for sustainable agri-food is continuing to grow, and that Ireland, as a world leader in the sector, can look forward to long-term growth prospects.

The full report PDF can be read or downloaded from the department's website HERE.

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