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Protecting our seas, shores and wildlife

Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done to protect our precious marine wildlife and vital fish stocks.

The Marine Conservation Society champions the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches

MCS' vision is for seas rich in wildlife, abundant fish stocks and pollution free beaches and bathing waters - seas that are fit for wildlife to thrive in and for people to enjoy, and seas that will support future generations with abundant resources.

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Latest news image - Jellyfish report is first stock take in forty years
posted - 2014-07-22

Jellyfish report is first stock take in forty years

A joint MCS and University of Exeter report details over 5,000 jelly reports featuring eight different species in UK waters. The last national update was four decades ago.     Read more

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Latest news image - New plastic bag figures highlight need to rethink charge in England
posted - 2014-07-15

New plastic bag figures highlight need to rethink charge in England

Break the Bag Habit coalition calls on new Secretary of State to drop exemptions proposed for the carrier bag charge in England. Read more

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Latest news image - Wild swimmers face toughest conditions yet at the Big Sea Swim
posted - 2014-07-15

Wild swimmers face toughest conditions yet at the Big Sea Swim

68 competitors combat incredibly strong currents in aid of the Marine Conservation Society. Read more

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Latest news image - Fishing down the food chain in the English Channel
posted - 2014-07-11

Fishing down the food chain in the English Channel

A new report shows that the English Channel ecosystem has been transformed by fishing, and species at the top of the food chain are faring badly. Read more

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Latest news image - Report shows important sites for sharks
posted - 2014-07-11

Report shows important sites for sharks

Shark tagging research shows that waters around Coll, Tiree and Hyskeir are so important for basking sharks that a marine protected area is merited here. Read more

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