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Latest news image - Another big year for jellyfish, smacks shouldn't be ignored
posted - 2015-08-20

Another big year for jellyfish, smacks shouldn't be ignored

Huge barrel jellyfish spotted in record numbers around UK, whilst mauve stingers and Portuguese Man O War also reported. MCS calls for research and monitoring to better understand increases and what they mean for the state of our seas. Read more

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Latest news image - Date for plastic bag charge announced for England
posted - 2015-08-18

Date for plastic bag charge announced for England

The 5th of October is the big day, when plastic bags will be charged for! This is welcome news, but MCS is concerned that it is being applied only to larger stores. Read more

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Latest news image - Marine Conservation Order for Wester Ross
posted - 2015-08-20

Marine Conservation Order for Wester Ross

An emergency measure has been put in place to safeguard fragile seabed habitats off Wester Ross in northwest Scotland following dredging activity in protected area. Read more

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Latest news image - Final call to take part in Scottish MPA consultation
posted - 2015-08-07

Final call to take part in Scottish MPA consultation

Scottish MPAs must not become 'paper parks'. There are 3 days left to tell  Marine Scotland why you support the 4 Marine Conservation Orders for Wester Ross, Small Isles, Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura and South Arran sites. Please take a few moments to get involved Read more

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Latest news image - Big Beach Clean-up results are out
posted - 2015-07-24

Big Beach Clean-up results are out

We cleaned up 148km of beach with M&S in less than a week this spring! Download the full report from the event here Read more

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Latest news image - Royal couple shown dangers of bathroom plastics at awareness event
posted - 2015-07-21

Royal couple shown dangers of bathroom plastics at awareness event

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall spent some time with MCS today at the Ocean Plastics Awareness Day on Fistral Beach hosted by Surfers Against Sewage, Clean Cornwall and ourselves. The couple popped into our bathroom to see how products we use daily can do immense damage to our seas. Read more

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Latest news image - Thanks to players of Peoples Postcode Lottery
posted - 2015-07-20

Thanks to players of Peoples Postcode Lottery

A group of organisations supported by players of Peoples Postcode Lottery got together at the Royal Welsh Show today. Read more

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Latest news image - Seabass sinking as European states fail to agree rescue package
posted - 2015-07-09

Seabass sinking as European states fail to agree rescue package

Stocks of a restaurant favourite are in peril unless drastic measures are taken to bring them back from the brink. MCS says a temporary ban on all fishing for seabass can't be discounted Read more

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Latest news image - Share your seaside sounds this summer
posted - 2015-07-07

Share your seaside sounds this summer

You can take part in a unique mapping project to capture the sounds of our shores, with National Trust and partners. Read more

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Latest news image - Seas of Europe not healthy or clean
posted - 2015-06-24

Seas of Europe not healthy or clean

New European Environment Agency report describes Europe's seas as "neither healthy nor clean." Read more

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