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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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Latest news image - Skomer is Wales` first Marine Conservation Zone.
posted - 2014-12-15

Skomer is Wales` first Marine Conservation Zone.

Skomer, designated Wales' only Marine Nature Reserve in 1990, has now become the country's first Marine Conservation Zone. Although it's level of protection won't change, hopefully this means other MCZs could be set up in Wales to fill gaps that will help to ensure better protection for Welsh seas. Read more

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Latest news image - Bass stocks urgently need managing back to health
posted - 2014-12-15

Bass stocks urgently need managing back to health

An 80% catch reduction on seabass is proposed by ICES scientists, but opinions on how to achieve this are divided. We give our recommendations here Read more

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Latest news image - European Parliament votes to undermine discard ban
posted - 2014-12-04

European Parliament votes to undermine discard ban

Despite NGOs like MCS and Client Earth - and campaigning TV chef Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall - spelling out what a disaster it would be if amendments to the bill on discards were voted in - they've been voted in. Europe has taken a step back in the road to sustainable fishing reform. Read more

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Latest news image - You can hear the coral reefs dying, say researchers
posted - 2014-12-03

You can hear the coral reefs dying, say researchers

Researchers at the Universities of Essex and Exeter have recorded the sound of previously bustling and noisy coral reefs dying due to the impact of human activity. Read more

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Latest news image - Let`s make sure discard ban isn`t dead in the water
posted - 2014-12-02

Let`s make sure discard ban isn`t dead in the water

Some MEPs are proposing changes that will not only undermine the overall objective of the discard ban but also actually encourage overfishing. There's a vote in Brussels next week, so please tweet your MEP and urge them to vote for a ban that will work Read more

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