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  • 30 Apr 2015  The Marine/Maritime Economy could create 10,000 new jobs up to 2020, says Expert Group on Future Skills Needs

    There are approximately 16,155 persons employed in the marine economy in marine and coastal regions around the country. The roles are spread across the key sectors and straddle the full range of occupations from managerial and professional to operatives, including engineers, marine biologists, maritime lawyers, environmental scientists, naval architects, technicians, and crane operators, fish filleters. The report estimates that Ireland has the potential to create up to 16,900 job vacancies in the period to 2020 arising through expansion and replacement demand with around 10,000 of these being new jobs owing to growth of the marine economy.