Grey Seal at Farne Islands Mark Kirkland

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28 Nov 2022

A legal case to stop sewage pollution: how did we get here?

We are suing the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for not taking effective action on sewage pollution entering our seas. We’ve not taken this step lightly.

Youth Beach Clean - GBBC 2022

23 Nov 2022

Celebrating the power of youth for #IWill week

To mark this year’s #IWill week, we’re celebrating our Youth Ocean Network and the hard work of its members.

Beach clean Mull

21 Nov 2022

Celebrating the Outstanding Achievements of our volunteers

We’re extremely grateful to all our dedicated volunteers and the work they do, so each year we celebrate their efforts through our ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’. Meet this year’s winner, Kerrie.

14 Nov 2022

Jellyfish: Helping to keep our ocean full of life

Houses of Parliament Luxstorm

10 Nov 2022

Politics round-up

As the dust settles on a turbulent month for the UK Government, we’ve untangled everything that’s been happening in Parliament and what the leadership changes could mean for our ocean.

Fish underwater coral reef - Unsplash

28 Oct 2022

Positive ocean news: October edition

We all deserve some good news – especially our ocean – so we’ve rounded up some top positive ocean news stories from the last month.

Nursery Beach - scottish education roadshow

26 Oct 2022

Celebrating our Scottish Education Roadshow

From Shetland to Dumfries, our Protecting Scotland’s Seas Roadshow travelled around the country, teaching children and young people about climate impacts and special species.

Raindrops-in-water_shutterstock_44598319_Thomas Dutour

19 Oct 2022

Forever chemicals: What are they used in and why?

Ocean waves breaking on beach

14 Oct 2022

Party conferences: What Labour and the Tories had to say

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12 Oct 2022

UK Government fails to protect ocean from chemical pollution crisis

We're launching a new campaign to address the chemical pollution crisis. You can help #StopOceanPoision by signing our petition and contacting your local MP.

Raindrops-in-water_shutterstock_44598319_Thomas Dutour

12 Oct 2022

Chemical pollution's animal impacts

There are now proven links between harmful chemicals and the health of animals, including impacting their nervous systems, immunity and ability to reproduce, reducing their resilience to other stressors like climate change and disease. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Sunset Paul Garnett

11 Oct 2022

Analysis: the Retained EU Law Bill

Recent announcements by the UK Government pose a threat to the health of our climate, land, sea, and by extension, to our own health and wellbeing too. Marine Conservation Society CEO, Sandy Luk, analyses the Retained EU Law Bill and its impacts on the environment, ocean and us.

Boat leaving Hastings harbour Peter Richardson

5 Oct 2022

Good Fish Guide ratings update: The importance of data

Our October update to the Good Fish Guide highlights just how important strong data and regulations are for making seafood ocean friendly.

Aerial photo over Isle of Lewis Michael Grant

30 Sep 2022

Ocean suffers in UK Government's Plan for Growth

The UK Government's recently announced 'Plan for Growth' puts our planet in danger.

Ocean waves foam birdseye view Sergey Bogomyako

30 Sep 2022

Positive ocean news: September edition

From the release of turtle hatchlings to removing litter from UK beaches, we’ve rounded up some top positive ocean news stories from September to celebrate the wins for our seas.

Atlantic College Project Week 3 - Ffion Mitchell

14 Sep 2022

Delivering outdoor learning with Atlantic College

Respectful hero image for HM Queen

9 Sep 2022

Marking the loss of Her Majesty The Queen

As a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, some events will be cancelled or postponed.

Lego lost at sea

6 Sep 2022

Adrift: The legacy of Lego lost at sea

On 13th February 1997, a huge storm near the coast of Cornwall pushed sixty-two containers off the cargo ship Tokio Express. One was filled with nearly five million pieces of Lego, many of which were marine themed. The spill changed one woman’s life forever.

Ocean waves foam birdseye view Sergey Bogomyako

26 Aug 2022

Positive ocean news: August Edition

From a rare sea slug sighting in Scilly to a whale rescue in Shetland, we've rounded up the most positive ocean news stories from August. Enjoy!

Sewer pipe dumping water into sea

18 Aug 2022

Sewage in the sea: A raw deal

Sewage is polluting our ocean and our beaches. Coastal communities and marine protected areas deserve better.