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Latest news image - Another big year for jellyfish, smacks shouldn't be ignored
Posted - 20 Aug 2015

Another big year for jellyfish, smacks shouldn't be ignored

Huge barrel jellyfish spotted in record numbers around UK, whilst mauve stingers and Portuguese Man O War also reported. MCS calls for research and monitoring to better understand increases and what they mean for the state of our seas. Read more

Latest news image - Date for plastic bag charge announced for England
Posted - 18 Aug 2015

Date for plastic bag charge announced for England

The 5th of October is the big day, when plastic bags will be charged for! This is welcome news, but MCS is concerned that it is being applied only to larger stores. Read more

Latest news image - Marine Conservation Order for Wester Ross
Posted - 20 Aug 2015

Marine Conservation Order for Wester Ross

An emergency measure has been put in place to safeguard fragile seabed habitats off Wester Ross in northwest Scotland following dredging activity in protected area. Read more

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