Lots of constituents have written to me concerned about the government’s failure to make creating an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary a diplomatic priority in the run up to important international talks in October.

Just 3.9% of the world’s oceans are designated for protection, despite a global commitment to achieve 10% by 2020.

As such, it is ever more crucial that the UK continues to lead the world in marine conservation, and that we do all we can to ensure the protection and sustainability of our oceans.

I asked the Minister to address this issue with President Trump during his UK visit later this week. However, I was not reassured by his rather flippant response. Regardless, I will continue to fight for the health of our oceans.

I have long supported measures to protect our marine environment, and I support the establishment of the blue belt in order to protect and enhance the marine environment of the UK and our overseas territories.

I also support proposals to deliver an ecologically coherent network of Marine Conservation Zones around the UK in order to ensure that the benefits of marine conservation are felt domestically too.

it is vital to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Antarctic Ocean
it is vital to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Antarctic Ocean
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