From PR Watch
Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna are in big, big trouble. The solution is a global network of Marine Reserves: 40% of the oceans as no-take zones, so these creatures can recover.
Yesterday, our own Karen Sack made the case at the UN in a presentation which was webcast live from a meeting of the G77. The video is here. Marine bioligist Callum Roberts, author of "The Unnatural History of the Sea" does a presentation in there at about the 40 minute mark. Callum presented at our recent Oceans meeting and blew the room away: his story of an ocean once teeming with life, the devastation of industrial fishing, and how no-take marine reserves are already restoring some areas was a tour de force of hope. "The fishing industry doesn't realise that Greenpeace is its best friend" was one of my favourite lines.
We've recently set up a call upon the UN, regional fisheries bodies, and national governments to let the seas recover by setting aside 40% as fully protected, no-take zones: Sign it here! There's a Facebook cause as well: push it out there!