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Nolan Transport Playing a Key Role in the Export of Irish Seafood

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Irish Seafood Exports
Ireland's seafood industry has the potential to achieve €1 billion in sales by 2020, according to a BIM conference organised in March this year, entitled "Irish Seafood - Becoming a Global Player".
The Irish seafood sector is currently worth €822 million to the economy, employs approximately 11,000 people and is showing phenomenal growth on the export market with sales up 18% on 2011 to €493 million in 2012. 67% of seafood exports are to Europe with France being the largest market, followed by the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy. (BIM, www.bim.ie)
The South East
The South East has a long tradition of fishing for European markets. Kilmore Quay is one of the main fishing ports in the country and Rosslare Europort provides direct access to UK and mainland Europe markets. It is, therefore, an ideal location for the many seafood processing companies located in the region. The sector is strong and local seafood companies have experienced steady growth in …