SAVE DUNMANUS BAY

DUNMANUS BAY MARINE ASSOCIATION
REPRESENTING

The Association of Dunmanus Bay Fishermen
 Ahakista Community Association Ltd.

Fishermens Inshore Saltwater Heritage Ltd 
Goleen Community Council
Kikcrohane Development Association
Mizen Head Tourism Co operative Society Ltd
Muintir Bhaire Community Council
The Sheep's Head Way
Barley Cove Beach SAC

COME AND VISIT US IN THE REAL WEST CORK!


A REPEAT AQUACUTURE LICENSE APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE
Exactly 5 years on from being refused a license by
the Aquaculture Licenses Appeals Board,
Dunmanus Bay Mussels Ltd.
have again applied for an
aquaculture license
in the same location.
To view objection letter click here
To sign online petition click map below









AUGUST 2012
MINISTER'S DECISION OVERTURNED!

In the face of strenuous objections by the Association of Dunmanus Bay Fishermen and the Dunmanus Bay Marine Association  Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine made a decision to grant a license for a large intensive mussel farm in Dunmanus Bay approximately midway between Kiltomane and Ahakista, directly over sustainably managed wildfishing grounds. Appeals were lodged to the Aquaculture Licenses Appeals Board (ALAB) by the Association of Dunmanus Bay Fishermen and the Dunmanus Bay Marine Association, both of whom have both been working to protect Dunmanus Bay from intensive aquaculture since 1992.
The appeal was upheld by ALAB and the license was refused.
Subsequently the license applicants sought approval for a judicial review of the situation but after becoming entangled in legal technicalities, they withdrew their case.

To read ALAB's documentation, click here, and here




Fin Whale (second largest mammal on earth) spotted November 30th 2016
Dunmanus Bay looking north towards Kilcrohane
taken approx 1/2 mile NE of Lackavaun

A SITUATION HAS ARISEN DATED JUNE 30TH. 2012
WHICH AFFECTS THE KILCROHANE AHAKISTA COASTAL AREA.
Click here for details

(Following dates back to Spring 2010)
Marine Harvest/Silver King Seafoods have carried out a scoping study.
They had hoped to install salmon farm cages in the pristine waters of Dunmanus Bay,
a productive inlet that has supported fishermen and their families for generations.
The entire Dunmanus Community are unanimous in their  rejection of the idea.
Marine Harvest/Silver King Seafoods must go away and think again.


Click the links below to read some examples of local responses....
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Association of Dunmanus Bay Fishermen
Dunmanus Bay Marine Association
Friends of the Irish Environment
The Sheep's Head Way
Southern Star Article
Marine TimesArticle

Click the video links below to understand why we say no.
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Farmed Salmon Exposed
Pt 1 - 3.25 mins Pt 2 - 7.10 mins Pt 3 - 8.41 mins Pt 4 - 3.47 mins

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Click here for BIM Nationwide Report
on proposed aquaculture sites in existing unspoilt locations


Dunmanus Bay Marine Association was formed in 1997
to protect the pristine waters of Dunmanus Bay from the threat of aquaculture.
The committee, made up of members of the  local community, includes representatives of fishermen,
farmers, tourism interests, divers, sea anglers, whale watchers, community groups and holiday home 
The Association's  other objectives are to focus on job creation for the Dunmanus Bay region
through sustainable fishing,  tourism and promotion of the Bay
as the last unspoiled Bay in South West Ireland.

DUNMANUS BAY
HIDDEN JEWEL OF SW IRELAND!
Dunmanus Bay Marine Association
 savedunmanusbay@gmail.com