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Public Consultation – Guidance to Manage the Risk to Marine Mammals from Man-made Sound Sources in Irish Waters

Date Released: 25 March 2012

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has drafted guidance to manage the risk to marine mammals from man-made sound sources in Irish Waters.

This draft guidance has been prepared as part of Ireland's requirement under Article 12 of the 1992 EC Habitats Directive (92/43/EC) to establish a strict protection regime for all cetaceans in the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service invites submissions from interested members of the public, industry and organisations concerning the contents of this document. Copies of the draft may be downloaded.

Draft Guidance to Manage the Risk to Marine Mammals from Man-made Sound Sources

Submissions should be sent by email if possible to gearoid.o’connor@ahg.gov.ie or by post to:

Gearóid O’ Connor,
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
3rd Floor, Custom House,
Flood Street,
Galway.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th April 2012.