OPINION

Tough laws to protect marine life

The article in the October 29 issue about environmental risks to the Greek coast and marine life was distressing. However, I was even more concerned about the solution proposed by Anastassia Milou and her colleagues at Archipelagos. Building marine parks, which would certainly benefit tourism, will not prevent the ongoing decimation of sea life. The government will have to take positive steps to reduce pollution, control overfishing and even outlaw human predation in certain areas. Without strong laws that are enforced, Greece will go the way of many other countries losing their natural heritage. DUANE WARREN, Seattle, Washington & Koutouloufari, Crete.