Grey Seal at Farne Islands Mark Kirkland

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22 Jun 2021

Trustee Seth Richardson takes part in epic challenge

Marine Conservation Society trustee Seth Richardson is competing in the Three Peaks Yacht Race: one of the toughest multi-sport endurance races in the world.

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22 Jun 2021

Cayman Islands waters protected after 'bold' project

A leading government official has praised the introduction of ‘bold’ new measures to protect marine habitats after a decade of challenges.

Wet wipe on beach Natasha Ewins

21 Jun 2021

Unlikely offenders: the hidden plastics in everyday products

From wet wipes to cigarette filters and ‘paper’ cups, many of the products we use every day contain hidden plastics.

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18 Jun 2021

Why you should be eating more UK shellfish

Farmed shellfish are an ocean-friendly, environmentally responsible seafood choice, rated Best Choice on the Good Fish Guide.

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18 Jun 2021

Our call to Stop Ocean Threads

Government to require microfibre filters in all washing machines, by law, by 2024, says charity.

Salmon fish farm nets in Loch Awe Arygll and Bute Richard Johnson

15 Jun 2021

New environmental standards set for farmed fish feed

Did you know that one of the biggest environmental impacts of farmed seafood is not actually from the farm itself?

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11 Jun 2021

Three reasons politicians are backing blue carbon

If the UK Government is serious about cutting carbon emissions, we need strong voices in Westminster for ocean-based solutions.

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10 Jun 2021

New Good Fish Guide: "even easier" to make sustainable seafood choices

Relaunch Good Fish Guide

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9 Jun 2021

Government pledges to protect a third of seas by 2024

This year’s World Ocean Day was a landmark for the protection of our seas as minister's pledged to protect 30% of English waters within three years.

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9 Jun 2021

Sea Champion Ben's journey to explore Britain's coast

Ben sets out on foot and by kayak, raising money and volunteering on his long wiggle round.

Humpback Whale mother and calf in waters near Tonga Michael Smith ITWP

8 Jun 2021

Our parliamentary blue carbon champions

A cross-party group of parliamentarians are supporting the call for a four nation blue carbon strategy.

Fishing boats in Lyme Regis Michael Hutton

1 Jun 2021

Our redesigned Good Fish Guide makes choosing sustainable seafood simple

Beer bottle litter on Crantock beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

1 Jun 2021

Public remains steadfast in their call for Deposit Return Schemes

The charity’s research finds that the English and Welsh public continue to support pollution-busting schemes.

Thong weed seaweed isle of Coll Scotland Mark Kirkland

18 May 2021

Can you help us #NameOurCampaign?

Our ocean is a hero in fighting the climate crisis. We need your help to name our upcoming campaign…

Sunset at Dunraven Bay Wales Helen Hotson

14 May 2021

Urgent action needed from the new Welsh Government

Following a hard-fought election, we now know who will be responsible for Wales’ seas for the next five years.

Waves crashing on rocks Paul Buffington

12 May 2021

Report finds even more reasons to ban bottom trawling

Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, Principle Specialist in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and MPA Officer Frith Dunkley detail the findings of a new report.

Plastic bags in the ocean Rich Carey

11 May 2021

Plastic bag charge to increase in England

In an effort to curb the amount of plastic entering our seas, the charge for single-use plastic carrier bags is set to increase from 5p to 10p on 21 May 2021.

Great Barrier Reef Gary Yim

4 May 2021

Our new report: Blue carbon and rewilding our waters

Our new report in partnership with Rewilding Britain: Blue Carbon – Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis

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4 May 2021

The ocean’s solution to the climate emergency

Read our report on the importance of UK seas in helping the UK to reach its goal of net zero by 2050, and 2045 for Scotland.

Beach litter at Crantock beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

27 Apr 2021

More delays on Deposit Return Scheme: we need your support

In 2018, an amazing 25,000 people signed our Deposit Return Scheme petition. Now the government has launched a second consultation.