Coastal Resource Protection and Management

                 Seminar organized by the Marine Group of the Environmental Pillar

hosted by the European Parliament offices in Ireland

Nov 18th 2011; 9.30 – 4 pm; EP Offices Molesworth Street Dublin

Download Programme: Seminar Coastal Resource Protection and Management – 18th November

9.30 am Registration

9.45 am Welcome, Francis Jacob , Director EP offices Dublin

10  am Session I: Sustainable Inshore Fisheries and Wild Harvesting  

  • Sustainable Inshore Fisheries and Jobs. Reflections on Italy and Ireland – Dr Ilaria Vielmini, Ziguele Association Italy
  • Protecting and harvesting select marine resources:  Do we have wise use and are we maximising job potential today? Short interventions  introducing select species, their status, problems in and out of Natura sitesOyster , Mussels,  Razor Shells,  Lobster

11.00 Coffee

11.20 am Group work reviewing ways forward for each species and action to be taken.

12.20 am Groups report back and clarifications.

12.40 am Conclusions and recommendations

1.00 Lunch break 

1.45 Session II – Coastal and Marine Protection on the Island of Ireland 

  • Marine Protected Areas in N. Ireland –  DrJoe Breen, Head of Aquatic Science Team,

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

  • Climate change adaptation – planning  for the soft coast  – Dr Kevin Lynch, School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Sea grass – example of a habitat stakeholders need to know to protect.   Karin Dubsky, Coastwatch in joint work with EPA and local communities.

Short break

3 .00 pm EU coastal policy and European Parliament priorities – Nessa Childers MEP

3.20 pm Panel Discussion: Implementing protection plans and legislation

3.50   pm Closing remarks,  Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Representation in Ireland.

Contacts:   Content: Karin Dubsky Coastwatch, mobile ++ 353 (0) 86 8111 684 ,

Registration: Justin Byrne Irish Environmental Pillar  Tel: 01 878 0116 Email:

There are no seminar fees but registration is essential.  Please complete Registration form or contact above for further information.

Marine Group membership: An Taisce, BirdWatch, Coastwatch, Feasta, Irish Seal Sanctuary, Irish Wildlife Trust and Irish Whale and Dolphin Group.


LOCATION: The European Parliament Information Office is located on Molesworth Street, at the Dawson street end. It is 2 min. walk from the Dail.