Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Marking-Marine-Reserve-in-the-North-Sea-27MZIFIJGMJC.htmlConceptually similarMarking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02FGPCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02FGQCompleted★★★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02F3FCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02F3GCompleted★★★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02F3ICompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HE9Completed★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02HESCompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02FGICompleted★★★★Marking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGP02FGJCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP02HERMarking Marine Reserve in the North SeaGreenpeace intensify their action at the Cleaver Bank. More heavy stones are submerged to guard the nature reserve in the Cleaver Bank, in the middle of the North Sea. Wooden seahorses, attached to heavy stone columns, were 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 NoordzeeGreenpeace intensiveert de acties op de Klaver Bank. Meer zware stenen worden neergelaten om het natuurreservaat in de Klaverbank midden in de Noordzee te beschermen. Houten zeepaarden vastgemaakt aan zware natuurstenen werden toen al op de bodem geplaatst. Greenpeace riep vorige week het gebied uit tot zeereservaat. De standbeelden moeten het kwetsbare zeeleven beschermen tegen vernietigende bodembisserij methoden. Volgens Greenpeace is de Klaverbank het gebied in de Nederlandse Noordzee met de rijkste biodiversiteit maar is ernstig beschadigd door jarenlange intensieve visserij.Date:25 Jun, 2011Credit:© Greenpeace / Cris Toala OlivaresMaximum size:2280px X 3208pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Boats-Day-Flags-Greenpeace ships-KWCI (GPI)-Marine Reserves (campaign title)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Rocks-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.