June 8th 2023. We hope to bring ocean advocates, government, industry and key stakeholders together to map out the next steps in Ireland focusing on the designation and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and learning from best practices across the world.
Sadly, poor implementation of EU legislation has led many of the directives to fail in achieving their targets. Overfishing still takes place in 2022 (although some progress has been made), Ireland hasn’t even come close to achieving its 2020 target of 10% marine protection...
This was the first meeting of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity loss. This is the first Citizens’ Assembly anywhere in the world to debate and discuss the decline of nature.
EU Commission closes sensitive areas to bottom fishing, including nearly 9,000 km2 in Irish waters
Ireland’s east coast is an extremely rich area for seabirds. The waters directly off Dublin’s fair city host the most important roseate tern colony in all of Europe. One of only two cod spawning grounds in Irish waters occurs along our east coast covering 65% of this ‘Area of Interest’.