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The Greater Skellig Coast Hope Spot

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The Greater Skellig Coast Hope Spot

A large swathe of ocean off the south west 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.

East Coast Area of Interest for Marine Protected Area Designation

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East Coast Area of Interest for Marine Protected Area Designation

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’.

South East Coast Area of Interest for Marine Protected Area Designation

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South East Coast Area of Interest for Marine Protected Area Designation

South East Coast Area of Interest for Marine Protected Area Designation Size of the area: 7,124km² The east coast of Ireland was identified as a high biodiversity ‘Area of Interest’ for potential Marine Protected Area designation, in our recent report ‘Revitalising Our Seas’.  For the full site synopsis and references please find the relevant pages […]