EPA submission to the consultation on Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network (EPA ref: EPAC-0921)

Summary: EPA submission to the public consultation by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the expert advisory group report entitled “Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network". In general terms, MPAs are geographically defined maritime areas with certain protections for conservation purposes. The Government aims to designate 30% of our maritime area as MPAs by 2030. Currently our MPA coverage is at 2.13%.

Published: 2021

Pages: 15

Filesize: 813 KB

Format: pdf