Stop Oyster Farming at Rossbeigh Beach, Dooks Beach & Caragh Estuary, Co. Kerry

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A Natura 2000 area from Dooks Golf Course to Rossbeigh Beach in Glenbeigh, County Kerry is about to be destroyed.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND HELP THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SAVE REENALAGANE BEACH AND ROSSBEHY CREEK, PREVENT OYSTER FARMING AND RESTORE OUR BEACH TO ITS FORMER BEAUTY.

An extremely beautiful beach and landscape on the Wild Atlantic Way is about to be totally ruined by oyster farming.  A 10 year licence has been granted to Caragh Clams Ltd. (Application-T6-315N1), for large scale development of oyster beds and now more oyster farmers are applying for additional licences in this area.

This unspoilt sandy beach has already been turned into an eyesore with lines of unsightly metal cages. The beach is used on a daily basis by a large local community and also loved by tourists for walking, fishing, windsurfing, and recreational activities throughout the year. This beach will soon be unusable due to the intended industrialisation of the area. 

As unsightly as metal cages are at low tide they are also invisible at high tide when submerged just below the surface and present a real safety hazard to children, swimmers, kayakers, boats and local wildlife.

Rossbeigh Beach & Dooks Beach are located in a Natura 2000 conservation area. It is home to a vibrant & protected bird population. Environmental impact studies have found that the use of non-native species (pacific oysters) for aquaculture purposes is of major concern. Pacific oysters can overgrow resident species and affect their growth and cause widespread environmental changes that threaten biodiversity and ecosystem services. 

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND HELP THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SAVE ROSSBEIGH BEACH, DOOKS BEACH AND THE CARAGH ESTUARY. PREVENT OYSTER FARMING AND RESTORE OUR BEACH TO ITS FORMER BEAUTY. 

Thank you for your support.
Save This Beach Committee



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