What: Presentation and Q&A on the consultation for the Draft National Marine Planning Framework
Speakers: Karin Dubsky, Coastwatch and Cormac Nolan, SWAN
When: Friday 24th, 2pm – 4pm
What is the Framework?
The Draft NMPF is Ireland’s first marine planning framework and it applies to a broad range of marine activities including aquaculture, offshore renewable energy, sea fisheries and tourism. It provides a long-term framework for effective management of marine activities and more sustainable use of our marine resources. It is intended to enable Government to set a clear direction for managing our seas, clarify objectives and priorities, and direct decision makers, users and stakeholders towards more strategic, plan-led and efficient use of marine resources.
What will the presentation provide?
This consultation is a valuable opportunity to shape how we treat our seas. To help people understand the scope of the Framework and to guide you in putting in your own submission. The online presentation will feature Karin Dubsky from Coastwatch, and Cormac Nolan from Sustainable Water Network (SWAN). They will be informing on the status of the Framework and how to input into the consultation, speaking on what issues may be of interest to your submission with examples from their own, and hosting a Q&A session.
The aim of this discussion is to provide you with more understanding of the Framework and how to input into the consultation process. Deadline for submissions is April 30th.
You can read more about the Framework and consultation here: https://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/marine-planning/public-consultation-draft-national-marine-planning-framework
You can also read this consultation guide from SWAN for an overview of what is being consulted on. Please note that it mentions a previous deadline, the new deadline is April 30th: http://www.swanireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SWAN-Marine-Public-Consultation-Guide-2020-public.pdf