The National Marine Planning Framework (NMPF) is Ireland's first plan for more sustainable, effective management of marine activities and will inform the Government's objectives and priorities. This will guide decision makers, users and stakeholders towards more strategic, plan-led and efficient use of marine resources.
The NMPF sets out policies that would support a range of marine activities such as aquaculture, defence, energy, fisheries, mining and aggregates, ports harbours & shipping, telecommunications cables, tourism, safety at sea, sport & recreation, and waste-water treatment and disposal.
The draft version of the framework is available to view on the website of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. This is part of a consultation seeking views from interested parties on marine planning objectives, policies and supporting actions. The consultation will close 12 April 2020.