EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell has met with Greenpeace.
She says we must protect and conserve our marine life:
“The spirit of our work on the environment is very much focussed on future generations too.
Last week, I met up with Greenpeace to talk about its Operation Ocean Witness project, which has spent the summer off the Sussex coast looking at industrial fishing practices.
I certainly share concerns for the marine environment and progress is being made.
Beachy Head East is now a Marine Conservation Zone – something I campaigned for five years ago. Now, we need to make that really count. A priority for me is to promote our local fishermen and the new Quayside development at Sovereign Harbour will really put them on the map.
But without the vitality of marine ecosystems there is no future, so action on damaging fishing practices and quotas are key. Going forward, I very much hope to work with Greenpeace and other groups to make sure we do protect and conserve our marine life here off the coast of Eastbourne, around the UK and in other areas internationally where we can. heir children.”