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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine addresses Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, Dublin

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, today attended and addressed the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference taking place in the Convention Centre, Dublin. 


Speaking on his way in to the event, the Minister said “The western seaboard is an important part of the European Union’s maritime community and this is a welcome occasion to celebrate and acknowledge the work that is being done throughout the Atlantic area to ensure the region provides vision, strategic direction, and support to the maritime community both in the Atlantic region and further afield”.


The Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference is an annual event of the Atlantic Strategy Committee which is being chaired by Ireland in 2021.  This year, the event also celebrates 10 years of the Atlantic Strategy which aims to address challenges in the maritime sector for which collaborative efforts are required.  The conference also features the 5th Atlantic Project Awards which recognises projects that contribute to the implementation of the goals and actions of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0, adopted by the European Commission in July 2020.  


The Minister commented that “the discussions and conclusions from today’s stakeholder conference will provide a rich source of information and knowledge to help underpin the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0.  Project collaboration is a key feature of the Atlantic Strategy and the projects being highlighted here today demonstrate all that can be achieved through collaborative efforts and working closely with our EU partners at all levels.”




Note for Editors

Conference details are available here8th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference - The Convention Centre Dublin (

Atlantic Strategy information can be accessedAtlantic Action Plan | Atlantic Strategy | The Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan


Photo Captions:

  1. Minister McConalogue addressing the Conference
  2. L-R: Minister McConalogue; Dympna Keogh, 2021 Atlantic Strategy Committee Chair; Michael Gillooly, Acting Joint CEO Marine Institute