Declare Sargasso Sea a ‘marine national park’, UK govt urged

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The sheer scale of activity and use of drifting longlines in the Sargasso Sea is threatening the eco system, says Greenpeace UK

Greenpeace is urging the UK government to protect the Sargasso Sea and propose its designation as the first ocean sanctuary under the Global Ocean Treaty.

New research from the organisation shows the pressure the area is under thanks to commercial fishing mainly using drifting longlines.

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