European seas are in a sorry state. Successive governments have allowed over exploitation, pollution and mismanagement of an environment that was once abundant and diverse. However, simple changes in policy can lead to healthier, more resilient oceans for all Europeans to enjoy for decades to come. Ahead of European elections, Seas At Risk calls on political parties to make their manifestos marine and commit to:
Protecting our marine biodiversity.
Saving the seas from our waste.
Ending overfishing and ensuring that all fisheries are sustainable