Most Believe More Action's Nee...

News & Sport

Most Believe More Action's Needed To Protect The Ocean

Newsroom
Newsroom

01:09 8 Jun 2021


Share this article


More than 9 in 10 people living in Ireland believe more action needs to be taken to improve the health of the ocean.

That's according to a recent survey.

Today, on UN World Ocean Day, a number of conservation groups are calling for more sustainable fishing practices to be introduced.

So that's as well as clamping down on plastic pollution.

More than 40% people livewithin 5 kilometres of Ireland’s coastline.

Many conservation groups are highlighting the importance of the ocean for our economy and wellbeing.

So Pádraic Fogarty is from the Irish Wildlife Trust, who’s warning our seas are in danger:

"Unfortunately it's inaction and apathy that's resulting in our oceans being killed off."

2021 Theme Is Life And Livelihoods

The theme of World Ocean Day this year is Life and Livelihoods.

Dr Niall McDonough is from the Marine Institute.

He says proper action can protect 31,000 jobs:

"We can actually harvest food from the sea in a sustainable way."

Adding to that he says, "we could probably harvest more food than we do today."

"But we need to change the way we do that."

"We need to look at low-impact aqua-culture."

Litter Is A Big Problem

Founder of Banna Coast Care in County Kerry Rachel Geary says litter is an issue:

"Unfortunately Banna, over a few weeks, got very littered."

"So we normally average about a bag per person, but I think we had 50 bags."

From 2021 to 2030, the UN is running its Decade of Ocean Science.

So that's promoting policies and research to support the world’s oceans.


Share this article


Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

POP RAIDIÓ with Niamh

POP RAIDIÓ with Niamh

12:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

Up next

SPIN HITS WITH TARA

SPIN HITS WITH TARA

03:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEOVER

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEOVER

07:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

HOUSE PARTY

HOUSE PARTY

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

ESSENTIAL BEATS

ESSENTIAL BEATS

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

02:00 AM-06:00 AM

Share

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

06:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

SPIN NOW with Louise

SPIN NOW with Louise

07:00 AM-08:00 AM

Share

We Love Movies With Gordon Hay...

We Love Movies With Gordon Hayden

08:00 AM-09:00 AM

Share

HIT 30 NA hÉIREANN

HIT 30 NA hÉIREANN

09:00 AM-11:00 AM

Share

Sunday Brunch with Leanne

Sunday Brunch with Leanne

11:00 AM-03:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on