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Latest news image - All set for festival season
Posted - 27 May 2015

All set for festival season

We'll be at festivals and events all through this summer, promoting marine wildlife, talking sustainable seafood and championing cleaner seas. Read more

Latest news image - Bumper weekend for jellyfish sightings
Posted - 26 May 2015

Bumper weekend for jellyfish sightings

The Bank Holiday weekend has seen hundreds of sightings of barrel jellyfish around many parts of the UK coast. Many are pretty big, with Dorset a bit of a hotspot. If you're enjoying half-term at the coast, make sure you report your sightings to us! Read more

Latest news image - Report looks at potential for bottle deposit scheme in Scotland
Posted - 21 May 2015

Report looks at potential for bottle deposit scheme in Scotland

MCS supports a new report looking at the impacts a Bottle Deposit Return Scheme could have in Scotland. MCS data shows plastic drinks bottles alone have, on average, made up 5% of litter found on Scottish beaches in the last decade. Read more

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