The 'Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation' was signed today at a high level conference at the Irish Marine Institute in Galway.
Malta was recently host to the 6th European Maritime Day which included a conference of European experts from all maritime sectors.
Irish shipping and port activity rose by 2% in the first quarter of 2013 when compared to the corresponding period of 2012.
The European Commission has adopted an Action Plan to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, launched a Government plan to double the value of Ireland’s ocean wealth by 2030 and increase the turnover from our ocean economy to exceed €6.4bn by 2020.