Home to many breeding seabirds as well as endangered sharks, skates and rays. Some areas potentially act as nursery grounds for bottlenose dolphins and their calves, while Minke whales seem to favour the waters around St. Johns Point.
In Ireland we only have 2.1% of our ocean protected. We want to see this increase to at least 30% by 2030.
At Fair Seas we seek to protect, conserve and restore Ireland’s unique marine environment. Our ambition is to see Ireland become a world leader in marine protection, giving our species, habitats and coastal communities the opportunity to thrive.
The north Donegal coast was identified as a high biodiversity ‘Area of Interest’ for potential Marine Protected Area designation.