Report: Ireland’s seafood sector showing strong growth

Published on
July 5, 2017
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Ireland’s seafood sector grew by 7.4 percent last year and contributed EUR 1.1 billion (USD 1.2 billion) to the Irish economy, finds the country’s seafood development agency Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) latest annual “Business of Seafood” report.

Growth was led by a strong rise in domestic retail sales, which amounted to EUR 239 million (USD 270.8 million). Salmon and cod were the two top-selling species, with salmon in particular experiencing growth of 11.…

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