We are a coalition of Ireland’s leading environmental non-governmental organisations (eNGOs) and environmental networks.
We are calling for 30% of Ireland’s ocean territory to be fully protected by 2030. This is our greatest chance at restoring ocean health and we must act now.
Fair Seas’ aim is to see Ireland, with a renewed appreciation of the ocean, become a world leader in marine protection, giving our species, habitats and coastal communities the opportunity to thrive.
Meet Our Team
Aoife is the Campaign Manager for the Fair Seas campaign, which is working to increase the number of protected Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Ireland. The campaign’s vision is that Ireland pioneers ocean protection within the EU by putting in place ambitious legislation by 2025 and highly protecting 10 percent of its EEZ (exclusive economic zone) with a clear pathway for realising at least 30 by 2030. Aoife has over twenty years of experience in communications and project management working in large multinationals, educational institutions, membership bodies, and start-up organisations in Ireland and Australia.
Donal is the marine policy officer for the Fair Seas Campaign. With a strong background in marine biology and ecology, Donal also has a wealth of policy experience from the UK, including coordinating a coalition of environmental NGOs focusing on MPA management and implementation.
Jack O’Donovan Trá is the Communications Officer at Fair Seas. Jack is blending the art of good comms with marine science to bring the message of ocean protection to a wide audience in an engaging and impactful way. Jack is a marine biologist by training and moved into comms and campaigns in 2018, and has since worked with many large international environmental coalitions and campaigns across Europe.
Regina is the Marine Policy and Research Officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust where she focuses on marine protected area policy and management in Ireland. She co-authored the report ‘Revitalising Our Seas’ published by Fair Seas in June 2022.
Sibéal is the Education and Outreach Officer with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, where she focuses on science communication, community engagement and training coordination. Sibéal has a marine biology background and six years of surveying experience working as a marine mammal and seabird observer; she is also co-author of the report ‘Revitalising Our Seas’ published by Fair Seas in June 2022.
Sinéad works with BirdWatch Ireland and Fair Seas as Marine Policy and Advocacy Officer where her work is focused on advocating for seabirds and healthy marine ecosystems and working on MPA and fisheries policy and advocacy. Sinéad recently completed her masters in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at DCU. Prior to this Sinéad worked in project management, working on change management and managing multi-stakeholder environments.