The Director of Environmental Protection, Dr. Frederick Ming, will represent Bermuda in part of Selfridges’ ‘Ocean Talks’ in London – one of a number of events being held in aid of Selfridges’ Project Ocean.
Spearheaded by Selfridges and ZSL [Zoological Society of London], Project Ocean is a call-to-action marine conservation campaign aimed at raising awareness about overfishing and celebrating the beauty of the sea. The London-based retailer will showcase the campaign in its stores, windows, online and via an integrated digital platform from May 11th to June 12th.
“The challenge of protecting such a vast expanse of ocean is breathtaking,” said Dr. Ming, “but we are fortunate to have the Pew Environment Group, a major independent environmental non-profit organization with a focus on oceanic protection, offering to work with the Bermuda Government to establish a large marine reserve somewhere within our 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This would be an important first step towards protection of the wider Sargasso Sea, and since Bermuda’s fishermen operate within the inner 60,000 sq. km band, that leaves us with lots of room to consider creating a reserve should Government choose to fully embrace the Pew proposition.”
Read the full article, Dr. Ming To Speak In London: Project Ocean, on the Bernews website.