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Marine Conservation Society - the UK charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.
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The Marine Conservation Society champions the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches. Show more +...

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Latest news image - Pledge your support for a ban on balloon releases on council land today
Posted - 23 Mar 2017

Pledge your support for a ban on balloon releases on council land today

Balloons can entangle and choke wildlife to death and our volunteer cleaners saw a rise of over 50% in the amount of balloon litter on UK beaches between 2015 and 2016. That's why we want councils across the UK to implement voluntary bans on balloon (and lantern) releases on their land. Pledge your support today and help fill up our 'we want a ban' map    Read more

Latest news image - We respond to media reports on latest seafood advice
Posted - 17 Mar 2017

We respond to media reports on latest seafood advice

A number of news reports suggest that MCS recommends removing haddock from menus, resulting from today's news item (see below). The following statement has been prepared in response. Read more

Latest news image - Our latest seafood ratings sees three haddock fisheries downgraded
Posted - 17 Mar 2017

Our latest seafood ratings sees three haddock fisheries downgraded

A change in scientific advice means three haddock fisheries in the North Sea and West of Scotland are no longer on our green 'Fish to Eat' list. It's a great opportunity to try alternatives like hake and coley - but check out the latest Good Fish Guide for details. American lobster has clawed its way up the ratings whilst there's also improvements for some scampi fisheries     Read more

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