Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Marking-Marine-Reserve-in-the-North-Sea-27MZIFIJ19GE.htmlConceptually similarMarking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02F3ICompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HESCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HDTCompleted★★★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HDUCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HDVCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02F3FCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02F3GCompleted★★★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02FGPCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02FGQCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP02HE9Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGreenpeace activists in an inflatable at the North Sea. Greenpeace is monitoring and campaigning in the Cleaver Bank. Wooden seahorses, attached to heavy stone columns are submerged to guard the nature reserve, which last week Greenpeace declared a marine reserve. The statues and the rocks protect the vulnerable life on the seabed against destructive bottom trawling. According to the organisation the Cleaver Bank has the highest biodiversity in the Dutch North Sea and has been seriously damaged by many years of intensive fishing.In original language:Afbakenen Zeereservaat in de NoordzeeTwee Greenpeace actievoerders in een rubberboot in de Klaverbank op de Noordzee. Greenpeace voert campagne in dit deel van de Nederlandse Noordzee voor bescherming van de Klaverbank. Houten zeepaarden vastgemaakt aan zware steenkolommen worden neergelaten op de zeebodem om een natuurreservaat af te bakenen. Vorige week heeft Greenpeace dit gedeelte van de Klaverbank uitgeroepen tot zeereservaat. De houten beelden en stenen beschermen de riffen en het bodemleven tegen de intensieve visserij in het gebied.Locations:The NetherlandsDate:24 Jun, 2011Credit:© Greenpeace / Cris Toala OlivaresMaximum size:3888px X 2592pxKeywords:Boats-Day-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Marine Reserves (campaign title)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Rigid inflatable boats-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.