Pledging to bring back Living Seas

January 21, 2010 4:41 PM
Mark has a strong record on the environment

Mark has a strong record on the environment

This week local MP Mark Hunter pledged to help bring back Living Seas around our coast. Mr Hunter pledged to help The Wildlife Trusts as they launched a document in the House of Commons entitled Living Seas, which sets out their vision for the future.

Whilst at the event, Mark met representatives from Cheshire Wildlife Trust and pledged to support The Wildlife Trusts in this important work by signing an Early Day Motion which puts pressure on the Government to implement the Marine and Coastal Access Act comprehensively, promptly and effectively.

Commenting, Mark said:

"I am delighted to support The Wildlife Trusts' vision of Living Seas. It is vital that we return our sea to health, not only for the sake of the UK's fantastic marine life, but also for the future of our own quality of life.

"In the last parliamentary session, I was proud to support the passage of the Marine and Coastal Access Act through Parliament, which fired the starting pistol for politicians to make Living Seas happen."

Professor Aubrey Manning OBE, President of The Wildlife Trusts, said:

"We very much welcome the support we have had from parliamentarians for the Marine and Coastal Access Act.

"Now it is time to take this further. We need an effective and well-managed network of Marine Protected Areas by 2012 which will help us, The Wildlife Trusts, and our partners and supporters, to achieve Living Seas, and within a generation."

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