Ireland’s natural resource based seafood industry provides an important source of economic activity in our remote coastal regions. It provides jobs on fishing vessels, on fish farms, in processing operations, in distribution and marketing seafood at home and to export markets and in a large number of smaller ancillary companies that provide services to the mainstream industry operators.
The industry contributes about €700 million annually to national income and employs 11,000 people, mainly in coastal counties from Donegal to Louth.
Watch this video to find out more about how important the Irish Seafood Sector is to the Irish economy.
Get the top line figures on the Irish Seafood Industry in our Seafood Industry Fact Sheet 2015 (pdf 549Kb)
View illustrations of the main fish species, as well as scientific and commercial information on the species.
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