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EU commits to foster healthier, cleaner, and more secure seas

October 10th, 2017 The EU Commission has announced €550m in funding for initiatives to tackle global oceans challenges at the EU-hosted Our Ocean Conference 2017  in Malta last week. Thirty-six commitments were made, which the Commission said will intensify EU efforts towards reducing marine pollution, …

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New fisheries declaration to control activity in Natura 2000 sites

 September 28th, 2017 Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, has introduced a new Fisheries Natura Declaration to regulate fishing activities affecting Natura 2000 sites. Effective 30th November 2017, the use of dredge and trawling gear for scallop fishing will be restricted …