Our goals


Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

We will ensure there are more fish in healthier seas, improve the way wild fisheries and fish farms are managed, and influence consumers and seafood businesses to be more responsible in their seafood buying choices.

Clean seas

We will ensure our seas are cleaner, track the health of our seas, identify key sources of pollution and develop innovative solutions for preventing it and cleaning it up.

Ocean recovery

We will ensure our seas are better protected, improve marine management, secure well-managed marine protected areas, recover, nurture and protect marine species and habitats, and track ocean recovery.


Income, impact and profile

We will be the UK marine conservation charity of choice for funders and supporters, with a high profile and a large, sustainable, diverse income base.

An expert and professional organisation

We will deliver first class science and practical conservation supporting our memorable campaigns, and engaging outreach and education programmes – all based on strong finances, human resources and professional IT.

How we achieve our goals

… And with your involvement

Get in touch to explore ways we can achieve our strategic goals together and help secure a future for our living seas.

Actions you can take

  1. Read our annual reports and reviews
  2. Explore the 'How you can help' section of our website
  3. Take part in our latest campaigns
  4. Open our Strategy 2018 - 2028 .pdf

Did you know?…

MCS established its Scotland office and programme in 2000 in Edinburgh

UK Seas provide us with resources from fish to renewable marine energy

Over 15,000 marine species are found in UK seas