Editorial

'We have taken the fish out of the ocean and replaced them with plastic.' The frightening condition of our dying oceans
As endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completed a 330-mile swim along the length of the English Channel from Land's End to Dover this week but it wasn't his wonderful accomplishment which made the news but the fact during his week-long swim along the south coast of the UK he hardly saw any marine life.
After completing his swim Mr Pugh took to Twitter to call on the government to urgently strengthen marine protected areas around the UK and its Overseas Territories.
In a seven-part tweet the environmental campaigner and UN Patron of the Oceans wrote: 'During this swim, I've seen virtually no wildlife-aside from a few birds, a few dolphins and one turtle.