BLUE SEAS PROTECTION
DEAD PORPOISE WASHES UP ON ISLE OF WIGHT BEACH
The explosion of foreign supertrawlers in UK MPAs
Fishing time in the first half of 2020 doubles 2019 effort
Fishing by large foreign-owned pelagic supertrawlers over 100m in length in UK Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has rocketed this year and has been increasing significantly since 2017 Fifteen of the supertrawlers operating in UK waters in 2019 were Russian-owned. Nine were Dutch-owned, and one was Polish-owned. One of the supertrawlers active in UK waters, the Frank Bonefaas, is UK-flagged, but under Dutch ownership.
A DEFRA spokesperson said: “The UK is a global leader in the fight to protect our seas with our ‘Blue Belt’ of protected waters nearly twice the size of England.
In 2019, supertrawlers spent 2,963 hours fishing in 39 protected areas, while in the first six months of 2020, supertrawlers spent 5,590 hours fishing in 19 protected areas“Our government allowing destructive supertrawlers to fish for thousands of hours every year in MPAs makes a mockery of the word ‘protected’.”
The British public overwhelmingly backs a ban on supertrawler operations in UK MPAs. A YouGov poll showed that four in five UK adults back a ban, with support cutting across political divides. Last week, over 50 MPs signed an open letter to environment secretary George Eustice urging him to commit to a ban on supertrawler operations in UK MPAs.
"OPERATION CARP LIFT"
BY BLUE SEAS PROTECTION
We wish to thank the following local and national retailers and companies.
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL
THE OPERATION WAS LAUNCHED 10TH -17TH AUGUST 2020, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, AS WE COULD NOT SIT BACK WHILE AUTHORITY SCRATCHED THEIR HEADS AND TWIDDLED THEIR THUMBS CITING COVID 19, WHILE FISH WERE DYING IN THE MUD BEFORE OUR EYES.
BLUE SEAS PROTECTION GATHERED AROUND 70 SUPPORTERS AND WORKED 24 HRS A DAY, AGAINST BUREAUCRACY WHICH SEEMED TO BE HELL BENT ON STOPPING THE OPERATION, EVENTUALLY, THE AUTHORITIES DID GRASP THE SITUATION AS THE CASE FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE WAS STRONGLY DEFENDED BY BLUE SEAS PROTECTION THE AUTHORITIES RELAXED RULES AND HELPED BY SUPPLY OF EQUIPMENT TO THE OUR CHARITY, GREAT THINGS CAN BE ACHIEVED WHEN UNITED.
WE UPHOLD THE LAW OF ECOLOGY WHICH TAKES PROMINENCE OVER ALL OTHER LAW WHERE LIFE IS CONCERNED,
255 GIANT CARP AND OTHER FISH WERE RESCUED.
WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THE PEOPLE OF SANDOWN, THE BUSINESSES OF SANDOWN, AND ALL VOLUNTEERS WHICH WERE MANY.
above is the drilling rig 10 miles west of Isle of Wight
DOLPHINS WASH UP DEAD ON ISLE OF WIGHT BEACHES
ARE DRILLING FOR OIL
10 MILES WEST OFF THE NEEDLES, ISLE OF WIGHT.
They say there is no risk to the enviroment, just like B.P. said off the Gulf of Mexico ! But what happened ? They are dumping 6700 tons of chemical - enriched drill waste that will adversely effect the sea bed area for miles around.
Meanwhile sadly we report that 3 x dolphins have washed up dead on our beaches we ask how many other fish have been killed, that no one sees laying dead on the seabed ? we need to make protection orders to stop these actions in areas of outstanding natural beauty. AONB.
We fully support
ISLE OF WIGHT PARTNERSHIP ORGANISATION
WE HAVE A VERY SAD ANNOUNCEMENT THAT OUR DEAR FRIEND MR.PETER HANNON OUR FIRST SUPPORTER PASSED AWAY 2ND JANUARY 2019 HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER,
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU, PETER DEAR FRIEND.
Here’s what we’ve been working on
Beach survey at Yaverland I.O.W. date 11/11/2018
very heavy concentrations of
micro plastic including nurdles deposited by the tide at highwater
Harbour survey at Ryde marina I.O.W. 28/10/2018
very heavy concentrations of general waste plastic and cans
NEW ! TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED EQUIPMENT AND PATENT PENDING FOR SEA CLEANUP
plus our DOG " HARLEY" pulling the beach clean cart
"RAY OF LIGHT"
on the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight has many rare and varied species of flora and fauna and is currently being examined with a view to being designated a recognised "biosphere" by UNESCO (see www.wightaonb.org.ukuk for more details). There are 600 Biospheres globally but only 6 in the UK. We want to make Sandown Bay a Marine Conservation Zone within this Biosphere and we hope that the rare Raja Undulata (undulate ray) within the waters of the Bay will help this Cause.
SANDOWN LAKE CLEAN COMPLETED 3-6 - 2018
94 SQ.MTRS OF NET RECOVERED TO ENABLE NESTING SWANS ,DUCKS &FISH TO SWIM FREELY WITHOUT ENTANGLEMENT
SHARK AND RAY SURVEY
Where: on the high tide line at Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight
17 Spotted Catfish
4 Undulate Ray
27 Spotted Ray
61 Thornback Ray
MARINE CONSERVATION AWARENESS at home
Sandown carnival 2018
of the sickening slaughter of the whales approx. 900 in the Faroes & a further 2000 by Norway and 2000 by Iceland this year 2018
2019 New years day 70 whales killed
, We have written to the governments of ICELAND,
Today the 21/11 2018 we report one whale was washed ashore dead an autopsy revealed
115 plastic cups
25 plastic carrier bags
4 plastic bottles
4 plastic flip flops
1000 + pieces of plastic
in its stomach .
"Crimes in our Oceans".
THE ISLANDS FIRST BEACH CLEAN OF 2019
6th Jan 2019 and united to clean plastics from the Island's beaches, including a celebrity appearance from
Miss Voluptuous! Harley, BLUE SEAS PROTECTION's newfoundland celebrity dog attended, pulling her custom -made beach cleaning cart made from a broken washed up wheely bin. A Great thank you to all our helpers !
This is a monthly event first Sunday of the month
Meet 11.00 a.m. at Yaverland car park
we are overwelmed by peoples support in gathering
LOCAL ISLAND WORKS
Here’s what we’ve been working on so far winter beach cleaning 2018
With a group of dedicated helpers picture is BRIAN, PHILL & SUE on Ryde beach.
95% of all recovered items were ALDFG ie used commercial fishing ropes, nets, gear no longer of use, thrown from fishing vessels in the Solent Isle of Wight area. The commercial fishing industry is responsible for most ocean plastic pollution.