Greenpeace activists have climbed the side of a Dutch-owned supertrawler fishing in a Marine Protected Area off the coast of Scotland, forcing the ship to leave the area.
Turner Prize-nominated British artist Fiona Banner explains Full Stop – a three-part boulder sculpture left outside Defra and placed in the Dogger Bank Marine Protected Area.
Greenpeace is placing more boulders in the Dogger Bank Marine Protected Area to stop destructive bottom trawling as the UK government has failed to commit to boosting legal protections for this sensitive habitat
Activists have prevented a 117m long supertrawler from fishing within a Marine Protected Area off the coast of Scotland. Greenpeace has also created a 'boulder barrier' to stop harmful bottom-trawling in a 47 square mile area of the North Sea.
Activists on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have today begun the closure of almost 50 square miles of the Dogger Bank protected area in the North Sea to all destructive bottom trawling.
After revealing that supertrawlers spent 5590 hours fishing in UK offshore protected areas in the first half of 2020 , a new Greenpeace analysis has found that only 5 of the UK’s 73 offshore protected areas ‘may be’ progressing towards conservation targets.
A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that in the first 6 months of 2020, supertrawlers almost doubled their fishing time in UK Marine Protected Areas compared to the whole of 2019 .
It's like driving a bulldozer through a nature reserve