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IWDG Submission on Expanding Irelands MPA Network

Proposed MPA in Brandon and Tralee Bays, Co Kerry

The IWDG are recommending a separate MPA in Brandon and Tralee Bays in North Kerry, or a boundary extension of the existing Lower River Shannon SAC due to their importance to the Shannon Dolphins.

A new MCZ should incorporate other species of interest including sharks and rays as Tralee Bay is of national importance for many of these species.

In this video we explain why these bays are proposed and the importance of local stakeholder involvement. IWDG would like to see this area used as a pilot to engage with local communities, fishers, marine tourism operators etc to hear their concerns and desires and ensure their input into an effective management structure where all communities are respected and involved.

IWDG Submission on Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network

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