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The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea.

MCS, the UK charity that cares for our seas, shores and wildlife

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea. We work to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened sea life before it is lost forever.

Our wonderful seas, shores and wildlife are under threat.

"The Society has a record of sustained achievement and deserves the wholehearted, passionate support of everyone who cares about our marine environment. Our special bond with our coastline and the sea, developed and nurtured over many generations, deserves nothing less."
HRH The Prince of Wales (MCS President)

Almost nowhere in UK seas is marine wildlife safe from harm. We need to establish vital marine protected areas where wildlife can recover and flourish.

Levels of beach litter have doubled over the last decade. MCS works to clear our seas of the rising tide of rubbish that is so dangerous to sea life, including seabirds, whales and dolphins. 

88% of Europe's fish stocks are overfished or depleted. Once common fish such as skate and cod are now rare. MCS works to reduce the overfishing which is devastating the life in our seas, and promotes sustainable seafood alternatives.

Our work ensures that the sea's rich wildlife can be restored, fish stocks grow more plentiful, and our beaches and seawater become cleaner.

We depend entirely on the generosity and enthusiasm of our supporters to continue to care for our seas, shores and wildlife. We receive no government funding for our work.

 
Please support MCS today and help us to Save our Seas. You can donate, volunteer a little of your time, or simply find out more by signing up to our regular enewsletter - follow the links on the right hand side of this page.

Latest news for About MCS

Latest news image - MCS is part of Marine Charter campaign
posted - 2014-09-16

MCS is part of Marine Charter campaign

MCS is one of 19 organisations making a stand over actions needed for the recovery of UK seas. The Marine Charter has already attracted signatures of 120 MP's and Peers. Read more

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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 - It`s poetry in ocean as MCS gets a poet in residence
posted - 2014-07-15

It`s poetry in ocean as MCS gets a poet in residence

Poet, performer and educator, Susan Richardson, aims to stimulate minds, stir the urge to create and inspire a similar passion in others. Susan will be writing poems inspiored by our 30 species appeal Read more

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