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News: proposal for protection of threatened marine species

Postby jd » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:47 pm

From the Sunday Times ... -x93s6m25r

A report from the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has urged the government to introduce legislation to afford legal protection to 48 marine creatures, including sharks, rays, sunfish and turbot, which are under threat from global warming, pollution and overfishing.

Protecting Our Ocean’s Wealth: a proposal for legal protection of threatened marine species also urges the government to make it an offence to hunt sharks in Irish waters without first obtaining a licence from the National Parks and Wildlife Service, a branch of the heritage department.

The trust is seeking a complete ban on fishing for sharks and rays from kayaks, which has become popular in places such as Co Donegal. The practice involves enthusiasts filming themselves using fishing rods to catch porbeagle sharks, a critically…
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Re: News: proposal for protection of threatened marine spec

Postby corbyeire » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:50 pm

i never did like the fact they drowned the 6 gill sharks in clare that time...
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Re: News: proposal for protection of threatened marine spec

Postby Rob Millard » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:17 pm

Only the first one caught was killed, and it was given to UCG marine science department for research purposes if I remember correctly. All the other ones have been released.
Species 2019: Common Skate, Pollack, Whiting, Coalfish, Cod, Cuckoo Wrasse, Bull Huss, Lsd, Porbeagle

Species 2018 : Porbeagle Shark, Spurdog, Lsd, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Mackerel, Haddock, Red Gurnard, Turbot, Dab, Thornback ray, Homelyn Ray, John Dory, Pouting, Ballan Wrasse, Smoothound, Tope, Bass, Bull Huss, Weaver, Painted Ray, Bluefin Tuna

Species 2017 : Cod, Coalfish, Whiting, Poor Cod, Pollack, Bull Huss, Ling, Pouting, Bass, Flounder, Painted Ray, Lsd, Tope, Ballan Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Haddock, Thornback Ray, Conger, Plaice, Turbot, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Cuckoo Ray, Tub Gurnard, Dab, Smoothound, black goby, Scad, Cuckoo Wrasse, Megrim

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Re: News: proposal for protection of threatened marine spec

Postby JimC » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:01 pm

I was sent a link to the "report" from IWT. It is not the most professional document I have come across.
Have a read.... ... =drive_web

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Re: News: proposal for protection of threatened marine spec

Postby Budner » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:22 am

JimC, It might not be the most professional document but its a very frightening read. Very sad .........i dont like to say i hope things get better because hope gets us nowhere its action thats needed now........immediately .
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