Campaigners from across the Meridian region are urging the Government to do more to protect the wildlife in our seas.
A quarter of a million people have signed a petition being handed in to Downing Street this afternoon. In his report David Johns spoke to Bryony Chapman from Kent Wildlife Trust and Gareth Rice, a fisherman.
See the petition for yourself: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349
The RNLI has not had to pay VAT on fuel for its lifeboats since 1977, but Kent's air ambulance, which relies entirely on donations, does have to.