The comments made by George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, on 1 April 2021.
Seals are one of our most iconic marine mammals. They can be found along our coastline around the UK, and we must do all that we can to protect them.
Disturbance by members of the public can be detrimental to seals, but this is entirely preventable. I would urge everyone to follow the guidance, give seals the space that they need and respect this vulnerable marine species.
This campaign will raise vital awareness ahead of the bank holiday weekend and help protect some of our most treasured marine wildlife.