The coastal marine environment is one of the most biologically diverse and resource-rich environments on the planet. Throughout history, humans have been drawn to the coast, relying on it for their continued survival.
In recent decades, however, the marine environment has been placed under new and increasing pressures, many of which relate, directly or indirectly, to human activity.
We have identified five environmental priorities for the West Cork coast. We discussed these with members of the local community through interviews, workshops and surveys. Find out more about some community perspectives by following the links below.
|Biodiversity & Conservation
|Fisheries & Aquaculture
|Policy & Legislation