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David Beckham could be next to pose for fish campaign
Could David Beckham be the next celebrity to pose for one of these photos?
The former footballer was put on the spot during ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show last Saturday by actress Gillian Anderson in the Green Room, as she was talking about her link to a fishing campaign.
Anderson, 43, has already posed for the powerful photos in support of Fishlove – a campaign to stop deep sea fishing, which is the brainchild of Brighton’s Nicholas Röhl. The X-Files star said: “Do you think we could get David Beckham to do a picture with the fish?
“David, would you do a picture with a fish?” To which the global superstar, 38, responded: “Of course.”
Mr Röhl, who is spearheading the campaign from his restaurant Moshimo in Bartholomew Square, Brighton, said: “We are really hoping that he does it because it will constitute a huge boom to our campaign in 2014 and help take it even more global.”
Gillian is one of many to pose in the latest collection of Fishlove images, the photographic campaign that is highlighting the issue of collapsing fish stocks.
The collection, photographed by French portrait photographer Denis Rouvre, includes images of Gillian Anderson, Lizzie Jagger, Goldie and a number of French celebrities.
Mr Röhl said: “The pictures are a statement and I’m always surprised at how often they do work and provoke emotion – it has shown there’s a resilience to the situation.
“Every time we release an image there’s always a huge response.”
The idea for the photos came about after a conversation Mr Röhl and journalist Charles Clover had regarding the latter’s book The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing The World And What We Eat.
Mr Röhl added: “He came to me because he was looking for help to promote it – and we came up with the idea of these powerful images.”
Gillian’s Fishlove portrait with a deep sea conger eel was released to coincide with last-ditch efforts to end deep sea bottom trawling in European waters, a practice that is wiping out deep sea ecosystems the size of London every day.
Fishlove was set up in 2009 by Mr Röhl, co-owner of Moshimo, and actress Greta Scacchi to raise awareness of the unsustainable fishing practices that are destroying the Earth’s marine ecosystem.
The practice of deep sea trawling has been condemned by scientists and campaigners as being one of the most destructive forms of fishing in history.
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