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Britain's coastline has, recent research suggests, become "a desert" from overfishing. Having passed through the Lords, the Marine Bill, designed to protect Britain's coastline. Conservation organisations and concerned individuals tell us the bill is weak - especially in setting a long deadline of 2020 for the completion of marine reserves. As environment journalist Charles Clover, maker of The End of The Line, says:

Britain's coastline has, recent research suggests, become "a desert" from overfishing. Having passed through the Lords, the Marine Bill, designed to protect Britain's coastline. Conservation organisations and concerned individuals tell us the bill is weak - especially in setting a long deadline of 2020 for the completion of marine reserves. As environment journalist Charles Clover, maker of The End of The Line, says:

The British government pledged to have a network of marine reserves by 2010, but its marine bill says this will actually happen by 2020. There is a curious lack of urgency. I think it is time that citizens spoke to our politicians and told them to get on with it.

Tomorrow the Bill goes back to the Commons. Today is your last chance to demand  your MP to back a workable system of Marine reserves.

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