• Buildings and landmarks to go blue for World Oceans Day

    Over 20 buildings and landmarks around Ireland will 'Go Atlantic Blue' to mark World Oceans Day (June 8) and to celebrate a connection to the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Climate emergency declaration ‘largely symbolic’

    Ireland’s declaration of a ‘climate and biodiversity emergency’ is ‘largely symbolic’ and must be followed up through action, the Taoiseach told Dáil members.

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  • Court case may determine future of mechanical seaweed harvesting

    A case that could determine the future for all of Ireland's seaweed industries opens in the High Court on May 14 and is expected to run for six days.Bantry Bay - Protect our Native Kelp Forests, a West Cork community organisation, has sought a Judicial Review of the granting of a seaweed harvesting licence to BioAtlantis Aquamarine Ltd - a Tralee-based biotechnology company.

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  • One-third of marine mammals face extinction

    More than 40% of amphibian species, almost 33% of reef-forming corals and more than one-third of all marine mammals are threatened.

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  • Quota balancing system for whitefish stocks

    A quota balancing policy for whitefish stocks, which begins on July 1, 2019, will apply to landings that exceed a vessel's catch limit during a fishery management period.Any fish landed in excess of a vessel's assigned limit must be paid back by means of a deduction from a future allocation. Where the excess is greater than 10%, a higher ratio of payback will apply to the full excess.

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