The proposed Marine Bill is being spun as the salvation of our seas, yet it is clear from many authoritative sources that we are facing the imminent collapse of the marine ecosystem.
Photo: Taken by former Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish councillor Rob Walker when working on the rigs
We urgently need to:
* To establish extensive highly protected marine reserves around the coast of Britain
* For these to be ecologically coherent and planned to protect the whole marine ecosystem
* For these to cover 30% of UK waters to 200 nautical miles by 2015
I would urge blog readers to write to their MP seeking their support for an amendment to the Bill, which will be proposed at the Second Reading or Committee stage.
For more info you could point them to the MP briefing at: