Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Marking-Marine-Reserve-in-the-North-Sea-27MZIFIJ1WCS.htmlConceptually similarMarking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HEPCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HEMCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HEQCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HELCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HEXCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HDYCompleted★★★★Leon Varitimos of Greenpeace NetherlandsGP04WLZCompleted★★★★Leon Varitimos of Greenpeace NetherlandsGP04WM0Completed★★★★Leon Varitimos of Greenpeace NetherlandsGP04WM1Completed★★★★View AllGP02HEOMarking Marine Reserve in the North SeaPortrait of Leon Varitimos, press officer of Greenpeace Netherlands on board of the mv Sleipner. Greenpeace campaigns for the establishment of marine reserves in the north sea to protect the vulnerable sea life against destructive fisheries methods.In original language:Afbakenen Zeereservaat in de NoordzeePortret van Leon Varitimos, persvoorlichter Greenpeace Nederland aan boord van de mv Sleipner. Greenpeace voert campagne voor het aanwijzen van zeereservaten in de Noordzee om het kwetsbare zeeleven te beschermen tegen vernietigende visserijmethodenLocations:The NetherlandsDate:25 Jun, 2011Credit:© Greenpeace / Cris Toala OlivaresMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxKeywords:Boats-Eye contact-Greenpeace staff-KWCI (GPI)-Marine Reserves (campaign title)-Men-Oceans (campaign title)-One person-Outdoors-People-Portraits-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.