As an island nation, our seas have shaped our national history over the centuries. Our marine life is among the most diverse in the world. Pressures from overfishing, pollution, and global warming are having a serious impact, though.
In recognition of the dangers our seas face, Andrew Smith MP signed The Wildlife Trust’s Marine Charter to bring our fragile maritime habitats back to life.
Andrew said, “As a strong supporter of the landmark Marine and Coastal Access Act passed by the last Labour Government, I am delighted to sign the Marine Charter to go further in preserving our fragile ecology.
“There are only seven Marine Conservation Zones across the South East, and it would be great to add to this number”, Andrew added. “Both now and after the next General Election, The Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas campaign is an important part of the effort to help our seas cope with the pressures being put on them.”