PICTURE GALLERY: Greenpeace boat sails into Sovereign Harbour-

On a mission to save the local, sustainable fishing industry and fish stocks, Greenpeace visited Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne last week.

The charity is undertaking a mammoth pre-election tour by sea on its fishing boat, the Rising Tide, visiting 23 English and Welsh ports where fishing has a proud history.

23/03/2015 - Ciaran McCrickard / Greenpeace- Greenpeace's boat the Rising Tide arrives in Eastbourne Harbour on it's national tour. (l to r) Fisherman Michael Newton-Smith, Green Party candidate Andrew Durling, Labour Party candidate Jake Lambert, Fisherman Graham Doswell, Independent Paul Howard, and Labour Party candidate for Bexhill & Battle Michelle Thew SUS-150324-152440001

23/03/2015 - Ciaran McCrickard / Greenpeace- Greenpeace's boat the Rising Tide arrives in Eastbourne Harbour on it's national tour. (l to r) Fisherman Michael Newton-Smith, Green Party candidate Andrew Durling, Labour Party candidate Jake Lambert, Fisherman Graham Doswell, Independent Paul Howard, and Labour Party candidate for Bexhill & Battle Michelle Thew SUS-150324-152440001

The Rising Tide pulled into Sovereign Harbour on Monday, March 23 where it was greeted by fishermen and members of the public. A meeting was held at The Garden Bar, in The Waterfront, from 6-7.30pm that evening.

People signed flags bearing the name of the port that will now be flown on the 
Rising Tide throughout the tour.

Hannah Martin, Greenpeace campaigner, said, “It’s been great visiting Eastbourne. Lots of residents attended our meeting and we received a fantastic reception from the town’s fishermen.”