The majority of the people of Ireland are aware of the deterioration ocean health and want more efforts to protect marine life.
FAIR SEAS’ FILM SHINES LIGHT ON NORTHWEST COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND URGES ACTION FOR MARINE CONSERVATION
A short film featuring the views of local communities from Donegal and Sligo who depend on the sea to make a living is set to receive its online premiere next week.
We are fortunate, it seems we already have a wealth of willing volunteers in tow. Now all we need are the new MPA designations.
Seamus says that a fish nursery ground outside his local harbour would make a good Marine Protected Area (MPA).
Fair Seas wants to see all Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) properly managed.
This legal guide will complement the recently published scientific report “Revitalising our Seas” and help steer the conversation about marine protected areas in Ireland amongst all stakeholders.
Recognising the importance of our one global ocean is also critical in connecting the already occurring and devastating impacts of climate change, to the political inertia of faraway and historically high-emitting nations.
Fair Seas welcomed the opportunity to respond to the NBAP public consultation and agreed with Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan in his foreword that a successful plan ‘will set the national biodiversity agenda for the period 2023-2027 and aims to deliver the transformative changes required to the ways in which we value and protect nature’.
The CFP fails to recognise the greatest challenge facing the planet; climate change. This is one of a number of criticisms discussed by a coalition of EU NGOs as climate change is not mentioned in the CFP.