Fisheries action = climate action, Irish leaders told

Ireland fishing

Source: BIM

NGOs call on Irish Ministers to make fisheries management central to pro-climate action

Ireland’s government has been urged to implement cross-departmental action that enables the fishing industry to transition to low impact, low emissions fisheries that in turn deliver on commitments to halt biodiversity loss and take action on the climate crisis.

NGOs Birdwatch Ireland and the Our Fish campaign have called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, to recognise the critical role that fish play in capturing carbon from the atmosphere as part of the ocean carbon pump. 

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