The 2020 State of the Sector report was welcomed by First Minister Mark Drakeford, who said
“We are striving to make Wales a leading player in the marine energy field with energy generated from waves and the tide playing an important role in our ambitions for a low-carbon economy.
“Our aim is to generate 70% of our energy from renewable sources by 2030. The marine energy sector can play a significant role in helping Wales achieve this target and will be closely aligned with Wales’ first National Marine Plan.
“All this underpins our ambition to build a thriving industry generating wellpaid jobs and business opportunities in Wales. We want to continue to attract developers from around the world to our Welsh waters.”