County MP Martin Whitfield has signed up to support a new campaign on protecting the world’s seas and oceans.

Launched by campaign group Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), the #GenerationSea pledge is all about building a movement to save oceans and beaches.

Within the pledge, it urges MPs to support the fight to stop plastic pollution, act fast to tackle the climate crisis, stop sewage from being let back into the sea and to fully protect areas for sea life to flourish.

The charity is also hoping it will encourage the Government to take decisive action before it’s too late by establishing a powerful independent watchdog to enforce environmental targets for government and hold big business to account.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“Plastic pollution and global warming are wreaking havoc on our seas and oceans and causing serious damage to marine wildlife. I commend Surfers Against Sewage for taking this stand and for highlighting the stark reality to decision-makers. 

“Their #GenerationSea pledge sends a clear and powerful message about what is at stake if we do not tackle the crisis that our seas, oceans and beaches are facing. I fully support the pledge and back the call for the Government to act now to save our oceans and beaches.”

Find out more about #GenerationSea at www.sas.org.uk/petition/generationsea