Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh recently completed a 327-mile swim, named The Long Swim, from Land’s End to Dover in 49 days in a bid to highlight the state of our seas. It marked the beginning of the worldwide Action for Oceans campaign, which calls on governments to fully protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.

“The British government wants to be an ocean leader, but it has been very slow out of the blocks and it’s distracted,” Pugh told Resurgence & Ecologist.

On reaching Dover, Pugh spoke to the secretary of state for the ...


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