Ways to save the oceans

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Following on from the talk given by Dr Simon Cripps of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, here is some more information about ways to get involved and to find out more about conservation and sustainable seafood.

Great Dorset Seafood

Great Dorset Seafood - shop sticker
Great Dorset Seafood – shop sticker

This project run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust provides a wealth of information on their website about our seas, fishing and sustainable seafood. They have also produced a leaflet with key facts and have a directory of outlets supplying sustainable, locally produced seafood; such outlets also sport the badge as shown here so do look out for it when shopping for seafood.

You can also find out more and ask questions via their Twitter @GtDorsetSeafood and catch up with the Dorset Wildlife trust on their Facebook page.

Hugh’s Fish Fight

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and friends are running a campaign to force change with respect to the waste of perfectly good fish through what is known as by-catch ie fish discarded as they are simply not wanted by the fishermen.
There’s loads more info on the website: FishFight.net.

You can sign up to support the campaign. Also more info on the River Cottage website, on the Channel 4 website, on Facebook and you can follow the campaign on Twitter.


The fish fight is supported by OCEAN2012, a coalition whose mission is to:

Our mission is to ensure that the 2012 reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy stops overfishing, ends destructive fishing practices and delivers fair and equitable use of healthy fish stocks.

Our broad alliance of organisations employs scientific evidence and extensive experience in engaging decision-makers and stakeholders at all levels.

Let’s hope they can really make a difference!

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

A little close to home, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are our local wildlife and natural environment charity. They provide a range of information on their website and also use Twitter and Facebook.

Our local representative in Parliament

Of course, if you want to take action on any issues, you can contact John Glen, MP for Salisbury. All his details about what he does and how to contact him can be found on his website.


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