Johnny Depp campaigns with the Environmental Justice Foundation to stop illegal pirate fishing

The actor who created the silver screen’s most iconic pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, has now taken a stand against piracy–pirate fishing, that is. Johnny Depp has written a letter in support of the Environmental Justice Foundation’s “Save the Sea” campaign to help stop illegal pirate fishing. “Our seas and the people that depend upon them are facing a critical threat,” Johnny writes. “Pirate fishing operations are plundering fish stocks the world over, which in turn undermine all attempts at their sustainable management, already under pressure from widespread misdirection.

“The devastating impact of this illegal form of fishing is felt not only by our marine ecosystems, but also by the millions of people living in some of the world’s poorest countries who rely on healthy fish stocks as an essential source of both food and employment.

“Just so you know, this is not a problem without cure, but we have to act now if we are to protect our marine-life’s biodiversity and food security for future generations. It is more important than you, or any of us, can at this moment even begin to understand.

“That is why I support the work of the Environmental Justice Foundation to raise awareness and provide ‘real-world’ solutions to the issue. Their efforts to engage in effective action to protect both people and planet will help to bring an end to pirate fishing, once and for all.”

The Zone applauds Johnny Depp for raising our consciousness about this important issue. To read more about the Environmental Justice Foundation and their campaign to Save the Sea, and to learn what we can do to help, CLICK HERE. Many thanks to Cindy for breaking the story; you can read more on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet