Did you know?
In Ireland we only have 8.3% of our ocean protected. Fair Seas says Ireland is far
behind our European counterparts in protecting our marine environment.
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.
Ireland will need to spend about €55 million between 2024 and 2030 to reach its
targets of protecting 30% of seas and oceans, according to the Fair Seas coalition.
Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:
Fair Seas campaign here FairSeas | Building a Movement of Ocean Stewardship
General Scheme of Marine Protected Areas Bill 2022 here gov.ie – General Scheme of Marine Protected Areas Bill 2022 (www.gov.ie)