Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Marking-Marine-Reserve-in-the-North-Sea-27MZIFIJ1V9G.htmlConceptually similarSperm Whale in the Pacific OceanGP01WUWCompleted★★★★Sperm Whale in the Pacific OceanGP01WUXCompleted★★★★Sperm Whale in the Pacific OceanGP01WUYCompleted★★★★Sperm Whale in the Pacific OceanGP01WUZCompleted★★★★★★Sperm Whale in the Pacific OceanGP01WV0Completed★★★★Sperm Whale in the Pacific OceanGP01WV1Completed★★★★Sperm Whale in the Pacific OceanGP01WV2Completed★★★★Fin Whale in Mediterranean SeaGP01JD5Completed★★★★Bowhead Whale Surfacing in the ArcticGP0STPMAICompleted★★★★View AllGP02HEDMarking Marine Reserve in the North SeaA minke whale breathing at the water surface in the North Sea.In original language:Afbakenen Zeereservaat in de NoordzeeEen dwergvinvis ademhalend an de wateroppervlakte in de NoordzeeLocations:The NetherlandsDate:24 Jun, 2011Credit:© Greenpeace / Cris Toala OlivaresMaximum size:4283px X 2776pxKeywords:Aerial view-Close ups-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Marine Reserves (campaign title)-Minke whales-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-SeasShoot: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.