According to the environmental activist group, Greenpeace, the group has built an underwater “boulder barrier” 30 miles off the coast of Sussex, UK. The group says the Marine Protected Areas all around the UK are not being protected and are taking matters into their own hands. They say the boulder barrier will “deter destructive industrial ‘bottom trawlers’ from fishing in that area, because they risk damaging their fishing gear if it comes into contact with the boulders.”
Greenpeace says they immediately notified the relevant marine authorities as to the precise location of the boulders bordering the protected area. “This will ensure their positions are accurately recorded on marine charts so other ships can safely navigate the area,” the groups says. Celebrities supported the effort by sponsoring boulders with their names painted on them.