Help stop fish extinction
5 December 2011

Current fishing practices in Europe have pushed us to the edge.

If they continue unchecked:

  • Fish species - like cod, tuna, mackerel and herring - will become extinct
  • The marine ecosystem which supported them will collapse and never return

Now the rules governing European fishing - known as the Common Fisheries Policy - are being rewritten. And the UK Government is involved.

To follow EU law, the rewritten rules have to ensure that all commercial fish stocks are restored to a sound and healthy condition by 2020.

But instead, EU proposals only aim to keep fish stocks at their current, much depleted levels.

The UK Government is a key player in the negotiations. And they're hanging in the balance.

Please tell UK Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon, to do all he can to make sure:

  • The new rules follow EU law
  • Fish stocks are restored to a sound and healthy condition by 2020

For more information on this issue please don't contact Friends of the Earth. Instead please email MARINET (our marine network) directly, or visit their website.

ActionEmail Richard Benyon

Dear Minister,



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