Thursday, June 13, 2024

Deadline Looms For Irish Marine Protected Areas Consultation

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The deadline for public consultation for expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network is rapidly approaching.

The Irish government is offering a public consultation on expanding its MPAs to 30% of the Irish maritime area. Currently, only a measly 2.13% of Ireland’s waters are MPAs. The expansion is scheduled to be completed by 2030.

The public consultation focuses on responding to a report by an independent advisory group published in January 2021. The report covered the following:

  • Which marine areas should be protected.
  • How the areas should be protected.
  • Why they should be protected.

Interested parties can take part in a survey to give their opinion on the paper, and the process of increasing Ireland’s Marine protected Areas.

Submissions must be completed by July 30th, 2021, at 5 PM IST, and you can take part in the consultation here.

SourceGov.ie
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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