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On this website the Marine Conservation Society uses water quality monitoring data provided by the following environment agencies, local authorities and Governments;

*Contains Environment Agency information © Environment Agency and database right.
**Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and database right.

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Did you know?…

An area over 9 times the size of Wales is now in marine protected areas in the UK, but less than 1% is considered by MCS scientists to be well managed

Around 40% of UK beach litter can be directly sourced to the public

Globally, plastic litter has reached every part of the world’s oceans