Dundalk Bay stretches 16 kilometres from the Castletown River along the Cooley Peninsula in the north to Annagassan in the south. Part of the bay is protected as a Special Area of Conservation – or SAC – due to a number of habitats that are listed under the EU Habitats Directive such as tidal mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries and perennial vegetation. New EU rules have now been signed into Irish law governing the fishing permitted in the Dundalk SAC.
This week, campaign manager with coalition group and non-governmental organisation, Fair Seas, Aoife O’Mahony tells us about Ireland’s marine and coastal life and why more must be done to protect our oceans. We will also hear from Grace Carr from the Irish Wildlife Trust, who also works with the Fair Seas team, and will tell us some more information about the Dundalk Bay SAC.