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Latest news image - Let`s make sure discard ban isn`t dead in the water
posted - 2014-11-28

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  

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Latest news image - Impact of MCS work on protection recognised
posted - 2014-11-28

Impact of MCS work on protection recognised

MCS work on ensuring exisiting MPAs are well managed is the subject of a presentation called ‘Closing the net on overfishing’ at a symposium looking at research that has a positive impact on society  

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Latest news image - Talking management of the new Beachy Head West MCZ
posted - 2014-11-26

Talking management of the new Beachy Head West MCZ

That's what we're doing at three workshops this week, organised by us and the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. Tues 25th: Newhaven, Thurs 27th: Eastbourne, Fri 28th: Hastings. Interested in the issue? Few spaces left, call the IFCA: 01273 454407 Read more

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Latest news image - Parliamentarians pin marine protection colours to mast
posted - 2014-11-24

Parliamentarians pin marine protection colours to mast

Three Defra ministers, a shadow minister and numerous MPs from all parties turned out to support the call for better protection for UK seas. They attended a Westminster event organised by Wildlife and Countryside Link at which MCS played a leading role Read more

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Latest news image - Marine Charter handed in to Number 10 today
posted - 2014-11-19

Marine Charter handed in to Number 10 today

MPs from the three main parties will join representatives from MCS, WWF, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts to hand in the Marine Charter to the Prime Minister today. Over 130 MPs and 20 peers have signed up. It's still not too late to get your local MP to committ to marine protection. Read more

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Latest news image - MCS and Woodland Trust join forces on carrier cash
posted - 2014-11-18

MCS and Woodland Trust join forces on carrier cash

After years of campaigning to reduce bag use two of the countries leading environmental charities agree that cash from single use carrier bag charges must benefit the environment. Read more

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Latest news image - MCS will benefit from limited edition dram donation
posted - 2014-11-18

MCS will benefit from limited edition dram donation

Whisky distillers, Glenmorangie, have created a limited edition expression called 'Dornoch', inspired by its location on the banks of Dornoch Firth. Available exclusivley at travel retail outlets worldwide from November 26th, MCS will recieve a donation from every bottle sold. Read more

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Latest news image - MCS trained Maldives divers perform first solo Reef Check
posted - 2014-11-14

MCS trained Maldives divers perform first solo Reef Check

After years of training by MCS' Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, local Maldives divers will carry out solo Reef Check surveys near the south of the capital Male'. It's a milestone for committed local NGOs and dive groups and is the culmination of MCS support in the area. Read more

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Latest news image - Making MPAs work for biodiversity and people
posted - 2014-11-14

Making MPAs work for biodiversity and people

Top-down? Bottom-up? Collaborative? Just how should MPAs be managed? We've published a report today, launched at the global IUCN World Parks Congress on protected areas. It finds that local is good but state level intervention is needed to ensure national MPAs work for everything and everyone. Read more

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Latest news image - MPs, peers and NGOs support Marine Charter
posted - 2014-11-14

MPs, peers and NGOs support Marine Charter

120 MPs and 20 peers, along with 21 environmental NGOs are supporting the MCS-led Marine Charter calling for commitments within the 2015 General Election manifestos for a full network of Marine Protected Areas in UK Seas. Read more

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