Wildlife Act 1976 (Protection of Wild Animals) Regulations 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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