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Wildlife Act 1976 (Protection of Wild Animals) Regulations 2022

04 November 2022


  • Wildlife Act 1976

Comes into force: 3rd October 2022

Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland

The Basking Shark has been classed as a protected wild animal and is sheltered under protection laws of section 23 of the Wildlife Act 1976. It is now prohibited to hunt, injure, or interfere with basking sharks and their breeding places.

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