The oceans around Britain and around the world, have been plundered and used by man in such barbaric ways, that today, they are closer than ever to completely being destroyed and their endangered fish stocks depleted. Because of this, thousands of species of fish have gone extinct and if we carry on using dirty fishing methods and carry on ploughing up the beautiful and fragile ocean and sea bed, then before we know it, we will have NOTHING left! Helping to proctect the amazing oceans, will also benefit us and future generations to come.
However, now could be our chance, to show the Government, that we cae about the seas and something desperatley needs to be done to protect them. This petition will be urging Government officials, to create more marine reserves to protect the seas and oceans and the and the creatures it it home to. This petition will be sent to Parliament on 25th February 2013, to te Prime Minister and Fisheries Minister, Mr. Richard Benyon, urging for change for the oceans. Before this petition is sent, we need to reach a signature goal, of 50,000 signaures. It seems ambitious, but if every one of you can take just 30 seconds of your time to sign and share it with everyone you know, then we can succeed. In addition, on the 25th February 2013, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, the manager of the Fish fight campaign and well known cook, will be hosting a march down the streets of London and to Westminster, to urge officials for better protection and more reerves in our seas and to deliver his petition of change to Parliament. If you want to be part of his march and find out more, visit www.fishfight.net.
Here are some scary facts, about the management of our oceans and to prove that we need to take serious action, before its too late:
-The Government had promised to create an extra 127 marine reserves around the British coast, but has only made a small amount of that so far.
-Once, on the small island of St.Georgia in the Southern Ocean, the cruel practice of whaling and seal hunting plagued thir coastline, until there was NO whales or seals around St.Georgia ANYMORE! But as soon as the practices stopped, both whale and seal numbers began to rise again.
-Less than one half of one percent of the worlds oceans is fully protected
-Ninety percent of the worlds largest fish species have already dissapeared
-There are roughly 50 years left for the worlds fish, until there is no more
Please help us save the worlds oceans and fish, by signing this worthwhile petition. Finally, if you do want to find out more about Hugh's fish march through London, please visit the website shown above. Thank you for your time.