02 May 2007

Petition for Marine Reserves in the UK

add your name to the list here:

http://www.marinereservesnow.org.uk/

also, April's National Geographic covers the complete ruination of global fishing stock, and how marine reserves, with 100% no-take zones, can help reverse the trend.

http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0704/feature1/

On the plus side, there are some photographs which make wannabe underwater snappers feel sick with envy and despair...

4 comments:

Chris-P said...

Hi Matt, I took a look at a 24 shot photo gallery on the Nat Geographic website ....it was disturbing , every picture (bar one) had a sad tale behind it relating to harming fish stocks / marine life. Scallops weren't mentioned but I'm a little more introspective.

MattC said...

in my copy of the NG, there was a supplemental page with a STOP PRESS: World's worst anti-fish culprit identified. Then there was a picture of some East Sussex diver spooning scallops into his goody bag. Thought he looked familiar...

Chris-P said...

The confession was taken by duress and there is no other evidence (now)! Hic !

Chris-P said...

For the record - I'm already a signatory!