A licence to Industrially Extract 1860 acres of Native Kelp in Bantry Bay has been issued to BioAtlantis, Tralee.
NO Public Consultation took place. This licence was NOT Advertised Adequately. This licence has been issued with NO requirement for an Environmental Impact Assessment [E.I.A.]
This is the largest industrial scale native Kelp Extraction Licence ever issued in Irish or British waters.
The Government has indicated that it will not engage with us the people . The have admitted that they did not adequately advertise for the granting of thes licence yet will not suspend, review or revoke it. We need to make them listen.
Event's and action will follow. This is our country to cherish for ourselves and future generations.
Maritime Hotel, Bantry
Protect and Restore Bantry Bay’s Ecosystem
Come prepared to participate
Click Here to download a printable version of poster
Raise the issue with family, friends and workmates
Educate yourself on the issue by visiting www.bantrybaykelpforest.com
Identify gaps in our information and help fill them by doing your own research. ie: Who are the directors/shareholders of Bioatlantis?
Become a guardian of our coastline by signing up here: http://coastwatch.org/europe/survey/
Call a public meeting in your area and help build the network
Contact local politicians and pressure them to act for us and the sea
Contact Bioatlantis and raise your concerns with them directly;
The BIGGER ISSUES: Seaweed harvesting rights for the entire west coast have been sold off. Educate yourself about the ongoing theft and privatisation of Natural Resources.
Fine Gael’s plans for our oceans: https://www.ouroceanwealth.ie/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/
Keep your eyes open for future meetings and attend
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"I can only compare these great aquatic forests of the southern hemisphere with the terrestrial ones in the inter-tropical regions. Yet if in any country a forest was destroyed, I do not believe nearly so many species of animals would perish as would here, from the destruction of the kelp
Amidst the leaves of this plant numerous species of fish live, which nowhere else could find food or shelter; with their destruction the many cormorants and other fishing birds, the otters, seals, and porpoises, would soon perish"
~ Charles Darwin