Jeremy Miles (Neath)
Lee Waters (Llanelli)
Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Jayne Bryant (Newport West)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes that Wales benefits from a long coast line and the second highest tidal reach in the world.
2. Further notes that economic activity related to the sea is already valued at around £2.1bn in Wales, supporting tens of thousands of jobs.
3. Believes that a strategic commitment to the blue economy will enable Wales to turn our seas into one of our biggest economic assets.
4. Further believes that Wales can be a leader in marine renewable energy, tourism and sport, fishing, food and aquaculture, and marine manufacturing and engineering.
5. Calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward an ambitious Marine Plan to support the sustainable development of the blue economy and to make it a central plank of its new economic strategy.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 16/03/2017
Decision due: 22 Mar 2017 by Plenary