X Files star, Gillian Anderson, is in full support of the Fishlove campaign. To show her support and raise awareness, she posed nude with only an eel wrapped around her neck to cover her breasts. The campaign is dedicated to helping raise awareness of the collapsing fish stocks in the deep British waters.
“Amazing animals that live in the deep ocean are being systematically destroyed by massive fishing nets that catch or crush everything in their path,” the petition reads. “But in days, the European Parliament could vote to protect one of the world’s most precious deep-sea habitats – and we need to give them the public mandate to do it.”
“We urge you to phase out the most destructive fishing practices in the Northeast Atlantic, especially deep-sea bottom trawling, and hope that members of your party will vote for the urgently needed protection of vulnerable deep-sea species and habitats,” the petition continues. “This is your legacy. Please ensure that these measures are adopted and protect one of the most fragile and biologically diverse areas of the planet before it’s too late.”
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) December 4, 2013
Anderson is not the only celebrity to take part in the campaign. Actress, Olivia Williams, and rapper, Goldie, also posed nude with sea creatures to help raise awareness.
The petition currently has 13,887 signatures. “On December 10th Members of the European Parliament can vote to ban the most destructive forms of deep-sea fishing in the Northeast Atlantic,” the petition says. The campaign is hoping to have 20,000 signatures before Parliament votes.
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— Fishlove.co.uk (@fishlove2013) November 10, 2013