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Latest news image - Don't take the P out of MPAs - act now!
posted - 2015-01-20

Don't take the P out of MPAs - act now!

Scotland's seas need our help. The Scottish Government mustn't take the P out of MPAs. Incredibly, proposed management measures could allow scallop dredging and bottom trawling to continue largely unchanged in  areas of Scotland’s inshore MPAs. Watch this film then take part in the consultation Read more

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Latest news image - We're expecting - consultation on English Seas imminent.
posted - 2015-01-12

We're expecting - consultation on English Seas imminent.

A possible 37 sites are up for protecting in a Marine Conservation Zone consultation, which, we're promised, is coming later this month. You'll be able to take part, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest news. Read more

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Latest news image - 2015 Calendars reduced to under a fiver
posted - 2015-01-12

2015 Calendars reduced to under a fiver

Smart phone calendar just not working for you? You need a proper calendar, with lovely pictures, that you can write your appointments in and see a month at a glance! We've some MCS 2015 Calendars left, yours for less than £5! Read more

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Latest news image - Very Helpful Holidays hand over cash
posted - 2015-01-12

Very Helpful Holidays hand over cash

Massive thanks to Helpful Holidays in Devon for all their hard work and support of MCS, resulting in a donation of almost £14k for our projects - very helpful indeed! Monty Halls received the cheque on our behalf. Read more

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Latest news image - 'Lost' turtles wash up on North West beaches
posted - 2015-01-07

'Lost' turtles wash up on North West beaches

Walkers taking a stroll on UK beaches over the festive period are urged not to put stranded turtles back in the sea as they could die from the cold, but report to MCS and local wildlife organisations.  Read more

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Latest news image - Players of People`s Postcode Lottery to fund vital MCS work
posted - 2014-12-18

Players of People`s Postcode Lottery to fund vital MCS work

Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery we'll be getting many thousands more volunteers out doing local beach cleans in 2015, and creating great new advice guides for shoppers to help them choose the most sustainable seafood. Read more

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Latest news image - Scientific advice ignored as some quotas for 2015 increased
posted - 2014-12-18

Scientific advice ignored as some quotas for 2015 increased

Negotiations on how much fish can be caught in 2015 won't help fish stocks. Particulalry concerning for us is the lack of agreement on the management for seabass. Scientists recommended an 80% decrease in catches – emergency management measures may need to be applied to prevent the stocks collapse. Read more

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Latest news image - Bottles to boardshorts for a cleaner ocean
posted - 2014-12-16

Bottles to boardshorts for a cleaner ocean

MCS corporate partner, Riz Boardshorts has started a campaign to transform ocean plastics into beautiful beach products and develop the world’s first 100% recycled and recyclable boardshorts collection. Read more

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Latest news image - Scotland`s first marine plan must help busy seas
posted - 2014-12-15

Scotland`s first marine plan must help busy seas

MCS in Scotland says the country's first strategy for planning the wide-ranging activities that takes place in Scottish waters, must boost the seas ecological health which are vital to other mainstays of it's coastal economy, including sustainable methods of fishing and marine tourism. Read more

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Latest news image - King scallop management under the spotlight
posted - 2014-12-15

King scallop management under the spotlight

The Scottish Government is consulting on new management controls to help protect king scallop stocks around Scotland. Let's tell the Scottish Government to stop allowing so much seabed to be dredged up! Respond to the consultation by sending our template message to the Scottish Government. Read more

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