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Jun 22

EU nature law could be gamechanger for marine biodiversity, but will be meaningless if fisheries not properly addressed – NGO reaction

EU nature law could be gamechanger for marine biodiversity, but will be meaningless if fisheries not properly addressed  NGOs react to the marine aspects of the law Brussels – Today, the European Commission presented its legislative proposal on nature restoration, a new law with binding targets to restore degraded land and marine ecosystems across the […]

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May 30

Event Announcement: Revitalising Ireland’s Seas – Irish NGO coalition presents report on identifying areas of interest for MPA designation

Revitalising Ireland’s Seas Irish NGO coalition presents report on identifying ‘Areas of Interest’ for Marine Protected Area designation in Irish waters Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, 11 AM (WEST) Where: Zoom Watch the recording of this event here: Event information Fair Seas is an Irish coalition campaign that seeks to build a movement of ocean stewardship […]

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May 04

Press Release: The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes report adopted by the European Parliament calling for urgent action on bottom-contacting fishing gear, but questions why majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) would not support a ban on bottom trawling in Marine Protected Areas

PRESS RELEASE: The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes report adopted by the European Parliament calling for urgent action on bottom-contacting fishing gear, but questions why majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) would not support a ban on bottom trawling in Marine Protected Areas Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) adopted an Own Initiative Report […]

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Apr 29

Real Marine Protected Areas are within the EU’s grasp

Real Marine Protected Areas are within the EU’s grasp An important vote on the Initiative Report of MEP Isabel Carvalhais “Toward a sustainable blue economy in the EU: the role of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors”, is taking place in the European Parliament on May 3rd. MEPs will have the chance to vote on prohibiting […]

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Jul 08

Our Ocean of Opportunity

Date July 15th Time 11.30 am – 12.45 pm Location This is a free webinar on the Zoom platform. All are welcome.   Programme 11.30 Opening address by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD 11.40 Panel discussion chaired by Pádraic Fogarty (Irish Wildlife Trust) with Grace Cott, Assistant Professor at University […]

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Apr 19

Virtual townhall meetings on MPAs

Over the summer of 2021 we held a series of 9 townhall meetings in major Irish coastal counties. We addressed questions and concerns the public had about marine protected areas and encouraged participants to participate in the public consultation on the report ‘Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network’ available to download here. The government received […]

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Jan 26

Press Release: Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes publication of report on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) but process must be accelerated

PRESS RELEASE 26 January 2021 Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes publication of report on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) but process must be accelerated The report published today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government will advise the government on how to expand Ireland’s network of MPAs. This report is a crucial step towards safeguarding […]

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Oct 01

IWT calls on Minister O’Brien to take urgent measures to prevent destruction of protected marine habitats

Press Release 01st October 2020 IWT calls on Minister O’Brien to take urgent measures to prevent destruction of protected marine habitats The Irish Wildlife Trust has released a report which highlights Ireland’s failure to manage and successfully protect the inshore network of marine protected areas (MPAs) [i]. Collating evidence from surveys conducted by the National […]

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