Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Marking-Marine-Reserve-in-the-North-Sea-27MZIFIJ16B0.htmlConceptually similarPortrait of Tom GrijsenGP02EW5Completed★★★★Portrait of Tom GrijsenGP02EW6Completed★★★★Portrait of Tom GrijsenGP02EW7Completed★★★★Portrait of Tom GrijsenGP02EW8Completed★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HEQCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HE6Completed★★★★'Save the North Sea' Message in the HagueGP0STP1XHCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HE7Completed★★★★Ghostnets Recovering in the North Sea SanctuaryGP0STPU06Completed★★★★View AllGP02HEGMarking Marine Reserve in the North SeaPortrait of action coordinator Theo de Winter and oceans campaigner Tom Grijsen in an inflatable during the SOS Noordzee campaign at the North Sea.In original language:Afbakenen Zeereservaat in de NoordzeePortret van actieleider Theo de Winter en campagne medewerker Oceanen Tom Grijsen in een Greenpeace rubberboot tijdens de SOS Noordzee campagneLocations:The NetherlandsDate:25 Jun, 2011Credit:© Greenpeace / Cris Toala OlivaresMaximum size:3888px X 2592pxKeywords:Boats-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Marine Reserves (campaign title)-Men-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-People-Portraits-Seas-Two peopleShoot:Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaAs part of the campaign ‘SOS North Sea” Greenpeace is present during one month at the Cleaver Bank in the North Sea. With the mv Sleipner the organisation charts the biodiversity of the sea beds, shows the rich variety of the flora and fauna in the area with the help of a robot camera (ROV) and protects the vulnerable life on the sea beds by letting down wooden statues of sea horses tightened to heavy rocks on the bottom. By means of these ‘gatekeepers’ the sea bottom is protected against destructive fishing methods and other damaging practises. This year the European ministers of Fisheries start a new European fisheries policy. This international Greenpeace campaign is executed to pressure the politicians, especially the responsible Dutch Secretary of State Henk Bleker to plead on European level for more marine reserves to secure the future of healthy seas and oceans. During 20 years politicians speak about protection of precious areas at sea but there have never been made any decisions to start with a policy to make it happen.