Marine and Coast

10th November 2017

The substance of An Taisce’s submission is to climate proof the 4 over-riding goals, the 70 objectives, the 10 points of strategic infrastructure and 8 listed visions, pointing to the inconsistencies and the dangerous impact some of the policies will have on increasing rather than reducing greenhouse gas emissions, on damaging biodiversity and on being wasteful of scarce resources.

10th November 2017

Submissions are due today on the draft National Planning Framework – Ireland 2040 Our Plan [1]

An Taisce’s submission[2] acknowledges the proposals to consolidate development in our cities, towns and villages to avoid wasteful sprawl and promote walkable communities that encourage healthy life styles and civil society.

However, Ian Lumley, Advocacy Officer, An Taisce stated “It is essential that the NPF acknowledges a global environment of increasing climate impact and ecological destruction."

7th April 2017

An Taisce are active members of the Sustainable Water Network’s (SWAN) a network of Ireland’s leading environmental organisations working to ensure that policies such as the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive are implemented and ensure the protection to Irelands aquatic environment. We were happy to take part in SWANs All-Ireland Marine Protected Areas Workshop yesterday.

27th March 2017

An Taisce were one of a broad range of environmental NGOs who lobbied the EU ahead of the plenary vote on the European Monetary Fisheries Fund subsidies for new fishing vessels in the Outermost Regions last week. On March 16 the joint letter (with 101 NGOs/OIGs signed up) opposing reintroduction of subsidies for new fishing vessels went live and was sent to MEPs on the PECH Committee ahead of their vote on the amendment on March 22nd.

24th March 2017

In February the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board (ALAB) adjourned an oral hearing in relation to a proposed salmon farm at Shot Head, Bantry Bay, County Cork. On the back of numerous issues An Taisce have since submitted legal objections to the continuation of the appeal. It is understood that ALAB is seeking legal advice on the issues raised.

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