Fair Seas says immediate action and significant funding is needed to address Ireland’s biodiversity crisis, responding to the publication of the final report of the Citizens' Assembly on Biodiversity Loss.
A large swathe of ocean off the southwest coast of Ireland has been added to a list of 'Hope Spots' by the global marine conservation movement, Mission Blue, led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Three million hectares of Ireland's seas will be protected. Minister Malcolm Noonan TD announced the creation of two new Special Areas of Conservation while on his way to the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Montréal, Canada.
Fair Seas has signed the European Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” which brings together member states, regions and a wide range of stakeholders with the common goal of making our oceans healthy again
The new law will set legally binding targets for nature restoration both on land and at sea.
The research shows that 31% of people believe that Irish seas are healthy and that 67% of people believe the health of Irish seas has worsened in the past ten years.
Fair Seas has welcomed a decision by the European Commission to close parts of the Northeast Atlantic to bottom fishing but says more action is needed.
UN Oceans Conference – Fair Seas welcomes Ireland’s €10 million funding announcement for overseas marine protection
at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Minister Noonan announced that Ireland will provide €10 million in funding to address ocean challenges faced by developing countries including Small Island Developing States.
Yesterday saw the publication of a new proposal from the European Union for a Nature Restoration Law. The new law will set legally binding targets for nature restoration both on land and at sea.
At Fair Seas we seek to protect, conserve and restore Ireland’s unique marine environment. The Irish Government has issued a notice warning that a French ‘missile/rocket firing exercise’ will take place in Ireland’s Exclusive Economic Zone to the southwest of the country from June 21 - 27.
FAIR SEAS LAUNCH NEW VIDEO AND VISIT ONE OF EUROPE’S RAREST BREEDING SEABIRDS Boat trip to Rockabill highlights new report on Marine Protected Areas.