Marine Life Veterinarians across Ireland are looking for volunteers to help with their work and the Marine Life Rescue Team is looking for people who are passionate about helping our environment.
The team will be working on all areas of the marine life including sea turtles, turtles, corals, sea birds and fish.
In addition to assisting with rehabilitation, the team will help the Marine Conservation Trust with its Marine Life Management Plan, a set of guidelines and measures to protect marine life and ensure the sustainable management of its resources.
In its mission statement, the Marine LIFE Rescue Team said it aims to save the lives of marine animals.
This is accomplished through the conservation of marine life by protecting its habitats, the protection of its habitats and the prevention of its destruction.
In 2017, the Ireland Marine Animal Health Authority recorded an increase in the number of confirmed cases of cases of marine disease.
In May, the Irish Government announced an increase to the marine wildlife levy of 5 per cent to €1,500 for households and €3,000 for businesses to help combat the increase in marine disease cases.
The new levy will also apply to certain marine animals including whales, dolphins and porpoises.
In an interview with Independent on Sunday, Dr Fiona O’Donoghue from the Marine Health Authority, said that the new levy was designed to support businesses who are able to pay up, which can range from a small number of small businesses to the larger global businesses that supply a large part of the economy.
She said that there were a number of businesses in the marine industry who are currently struggling to pay their bills.
“If you have a company that has had to shut down and that’s the first thing you would be looking at, is what are the measures that they can take to support them and the amount of money that they’re paying to their contractors,” she said.
“They can also take the precautionary measure of reducing the number that they hire, and also reduce the number they employ.”
The new marine levy will allow them to do that.
“In a press release, the National Marine Life Trust (NMLL) said that they will be monitoring the situation closely and working with the Government to ensure that the proposed levy does not damage the future viability of the industry.”
It is crucial that all marine wildlife are protected and this will be a vital element in this effort,” NMLL spokesperson, Cathal O’Leary, said.
The NMLL said that marine life are vital to our environment, with more than 2,000 species found in the waters off Ireland.
They are also important for the economy as they support more than 40,000 jobs in Ireland, with around 60 per cent of those being in the fishing industry.
Dr O’Brien said that, while there are many marine animals in Ireland who are threatened with extinction, they are also key species to the economy of the country.”
Our marine life is vital to Ireland’s economy, and it’s important that we continue to protect them,” she added.”
We can’t go backwards and we have to go forwards.
The levy will help us to do this.
“Dr O ‘Brien said the proposed marine levy would help fund some of the costs of the scheme, which would provide an extra €1.5 million per year to the Government for three years.
In the past, the Government has provided a number for marine animal rehabilitation services through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) but these projects are often limited in scope and are often conducted at the local level.
In 2016, the NOAA provided funding for a marine mammal rehabilitation project in Co Cork to help prevent the death of a female greyhound that was taken to the island of Killybegs where she was euthanased after an incident with a dog that was euthanasia.
In 2018, the NMLL received €3.7 million from the Government and €1 million for marine mammal rehab in Co Clare to assist the recovery of a humpback whale that had been found in a bay off Co Clare.
The Government also announced in 2018 that it will spend an additional €1m for a rehabilitation project to rehabilitate a sea turtle.
In August 2017, an additional $100,000 was provided for rehabilitation projects to help save the life of a sea turtles.
In March 2017, €1million was paid to the National Sea Turtle Conservation Scheme for rehabilitation of a group of sea turtles found dead on the coast of Co Mayo.