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Brighton Sea Life staff join fish fight
6:50pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
Sea Life centre staff joined a march to parliament to protect marine life.
Brighton Sea Life Centre general manager Max Leviston and displays curator Carey Duckhouse joined celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight campaign to call for protected marine zones around our coast.
Mr Leviston said: “It was a fantastic turn-out on a bitterly cold February day, and a real indication of the strength of support for action.
“Hugh warned that some fishing practices have done massive damage to the seabed and decimated marine life, but he also talked about the amazing recuperative powers of the marine world.
“If we act quickly, many severely damaged marine habitats may be able to recover.”
Sea Life centres around the country collected around 40,000 signatures urging the Government to protect 127 designated areas from over fishing as soon as possible.
To date ministers have approved just 31.
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