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One chance to fix our fisheries

Our ocean needs you. Overfishing and damaging fishing practices have reduced many fish stocks and harmed the seabed, threatening marine wildlife and coastal communities. We need to act now to keep marine life safe and healthy.

The UK government has opened a public consultation asking how we think they should manage our fisheries after Brexit through a new Fisheries Bill.

Today we have a unique chance to ask decision-makers to put sustainability at the heart of our fisheries management.

Take action to fix our fisheries

Have your say in 2 clicks! We’ve prepared a prefilled email for you to respond to the government’s consultation. Don’t worry, your data won’t be stored or shared, it’s the minimum required for your response to be valid. Remember to click ‘send’ on the next page.

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In July, the government published its consultation document outlining post-Brexit plans for fisheries management ‘Sustainable Fisheries For Future Generations’ and are now asking for everyone’s feedback.

This is where your opinion matters. The public consultation is your opportunity to remind the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, why fisheries are not only about fish stocks: the whole marine ecosystem, the fishing industry and our coastal communities all depend on well-managed fisheries.

We’ve made it easy for you to participate! Our pre-filled letter outlines what we believe to be the top priorities for the new Fisheries Bill. 

You have until the 12th of September to take action! Click on the “Take Action” button above.

MORE INFORMATION

• Feel free to edit our letter through our coalition platform

• If you prefer you can craft your own personalised consultation response through the government’s consultation page

• Read more about our work on Brexit

This work is supported by a number of environmental organisations within the Greener UK fisheries & aquaculture pillar and the Wildlife and Countryside Link coalitions. Visit the coalition website here.

Actions you can take