Fair Seas attended the second UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. With over 300 side events taking place throughout the week, major announcements from government representatives at the conference, and a huge uptick in civil society representation compared to the 2017 event, it was a busy week from start to finish for the Fair Seas team.
Regina Classen is the Marine Policy and Research Officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust and co-author of the ‘Fair Seas’ report, ‘Revitalising Our Seas’. Regina joins Johnathon Mcrea on Newstalk’s Futureproof, to explain a little bit about what Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are and how they might look in Ireland. Some of the questions they […]
The stirring seas that wrap around our small island are a wild place where ocean currents converge, great whales wander, and seabirds sail in from the four winds. As wild as our untamable seas may seem, human activity continues to leave its mark on our ocean ecosystems which play a vital role in food production, […]
The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is a European law designed to bring about ‘Good Environmental Status’ (GES) across European seas, including Irish waters.
With additional investment in the State’s institutions for nature conservation, delivered alongside fully resourced plans for expanding Ireland’s MPA network, and achieving GES, Ireland now has an exciting opportunity to put nature first.
Summer is fast approaching, and right on cue, we are seeing the first reports of huge basking sharks lazily swimming in our coastal bays.