DUNMANUS BAY MARINE ASSOCIATION
Barley Cove Beach SAC
Inshore Saltwater Heritage Ltd
Kikcrohane Development Association
Bhaire Community Council
Sheep's Head Way
COME AND VISIT US IN THE REAL WEST CORK!
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.
read ALAB's documentation, click 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
WHICH AFFECTS THE KILCROHANE AHAKISTA COASTAL AREA.
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
The entire Dunmanus Community are unanimous in their rejection of
Marine Harvest/Silver King Seafoods must go away and think again.
for BIM Nationwide Report
proposed aquaculture sites in
Dunmanus Bay Marine Association was formed in 1995
to protect the pristine waters of Dunmanus Bay from the threat of
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 owners.
Because the new threat of salmon farming is more serious, the
Association is in process of becoming a registered company,
limited by guarantee and with charitable status. The objectives have
been widened to focus on job creation for the Dunmanus Bay region
through sustainable tourism and promotion of the Bay as the last
unspoiled Bay in South West Ireland.
HIDDEN JEWEL OF SW IRELAND!
Dunmanus Bay Marine Association