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Clockwise from top left: Slippery fellows . . . Emma Thompson with her husband Greg Wise. Actress Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Actress and voice artist Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory .Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Scottish actor Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Actress Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Joseph Millson with Dog Fish . Felicity Dean with a Cod and Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark Jillian Edelstein

Oh my cod! Emma Thompson and 11 celebs strip naked to pose with FISH

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ACTORS, dancers and comedians have posed with dead fish as part of a campaign against overfishing, The Sun reports.  The celebs bravely slipped up close to cod, sea bream and other popular fishes to support the J Sheekey Oyster Bar’s Fishlove movement. Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise preserved their modesty with two Black Scabbard fish from Portugal.

 Speaking about the campaign, the couple said: “You do feel a little guilty holding a huge dead fish while you are very much alive, but by doing this Fishlove portrait with a deep-sea Black Scabbard fish we want to make clear the message: if we don’t end the overfishing and pollution of the ocean, all these beautiful creatures are threatened.

“‘In particular, deep-sea fishing is unsustainable, unnecessary and should stop.”  London seafood restaurant the J Sheekey Oyster Bar endorsed the campaign by commissioning photographer Jillian Edelstein to take the images. The scaly snaps will be available to buy from the restaurant from March 24.

Fishlove aims to encourage people to steer away from popular fishes such as cod in favour of less-known species such as herring, or sprats.  Last year Helena Bonham-Carter posed naked with a 27kg tuna and the image is thought to have played a leading role in persuading the UK Government to create the largest network of Marine Protected Areas in the world.

Fishlove is currently one of the most successful campaigns in raising awareness of how the demand of certain species is destroying underwater ecosystems.

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