Despite promising to get ocean protection done, Boris Johnson has failed to defend our vulnerable Marine Protected Areas from destructive industrial fishing. He has failed to level up coastal communities through seizing the opportunity to protect habitats and boost fish populations.
So once again, we’re taking matters into our own hands. Introducing Operation Ocean Witness.
This six month operation, involving a new Greenpeace ship called Sea Beaver, will patrol the UK’s protected areas off the south coast and do what the government has so far failed to do – protect the UK’s marine protected areas from destructive fishing, a key Brexit promise which has been broken. Operation Ocean Witness will operate out of Newhaven from June until Autumn 2021.
Witnessing the worst
This summer we’re going to be patrolling the UK seas to uncover illegal and destructive fishing practices by giant trawlers.