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Press Release Fife marine conservation volunteer on a mission to stop people putting the wrong stuff down the loo

Clare Fischer 13 Nov 2017

Take the 3P Pledge and put only pee, poo and paper down the pan, says Jo!

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Press Release Seahorse show stopper to grace 'Cake International'

Clare Fischer 3 Nov 2017

Cornish cake company creation will be cut up to raise funds for Marine Conservation Society

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Press Release Marine Conservation Society launches colourful cartoons to highlight coastal poo-llution issues

2 Nov 2017

The UK’s leading marine conservation charity has launched a campaign to highlight how little things we do in our daily lives – often miles away from the coast – can have a massive effect on the quality of our coastal waters.

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Press Release There may be bigger fish to fry, but now small sprat are big on sustainability!

6 Oct 2017

Marine Conservation Society gives these hardy little fish from the Baltic a green Good Fish Guide rating

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Press Release Big support for coffee cup charges in Scotland

4 Oct 2017

New poll suggest over 70% would happily pay deposit on single-use takeaway cups

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Press Release Environment Minister Joins Volunteers Armed With Litter Pickers For The Great British Beach Clean At Aldeburgh

16 Sep 2017

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), was joined by the Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey at Aldeburgh beach today when she took part in the charity’s Great British Beach Clean.

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Press Release Portuguese Man O' War Washing Up On UK Shores

12 Sep 2017

Beachgoers warned not to touch these stinging jellyfish-like creatures

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is urging autumn beach visitors to look out for a bizarre stinging creature, the Portuguese man o’ war, but advises people not to touch.

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Press Release Leading marine charity says there's widespread support to ditch 'flushable' claim from wet wipe packaging

5 Sep 2017

As a monster made out of wet wipes heads to the Thames, the UK’s leading marine charity says there’s widespread support to ditch ‘flushable’ claim from wet wipe packaging.

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Press Release Volunteers needed for Fisherrow Sands beach clean!

21 Aug 2017

Visiting eXXpedition crew and Wild About Scotland bus will be calling in to look for litter on the East Lothian beach.

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Press Release Can you help create one of the biggest beach cleaning event ever in Wales?

14 Aug 2017

Marine Conservation Society bidding to clean up to more beaches than ever before across the country in just four days

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Press Release Can you help create Scotland's biggest beach cleaning event?

10 Aug 2017

Marine Conservation Society bidding to clean up 150 beaches across the country in just four days.

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Press Release New report says Welsh Government must show greater leadership to protect seas

9 Aug 2017

A National Assembly Committee has stressed the need for the Welsh Government to give “urgent” attention to Marine Protected Areas in Wales

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Press Release Wallace, the wet wipe monster, heads to Newquay to highlight why 'flushing' is bad for bathing

7 Aug 2017

National marine charity teams up with South West Water to launch ‘Love Your Loo’ campaign

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Press Release Marine Conservation Society and Waitrose aim to create biggest beach and river clean event series ever

18 Jul 2017

UK’s leading marine charity joins forces with supermarket to fight plastic beach pollution.

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Press Release Could you spare a couple of hours to give Langland Bay a summer clean?

6 Jul 2017

Marine Conservation Society seeks volunteers to gather and record litter.

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Press Release Over 5,000 people give up single-use plastic in support of Herefordshire charity

5 Jul 2017

Marine Conservation Society ‘delighted’ with national take-up

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Press Release Former EA bathing water expert joins marine charity to head up conservation work

3 Jul 2017

Marine Conservation Society welcomes new Director of Programmes.

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Press Release High Street Eateries And Pubs Falling Short On Seafood Sustainability

3 Jul 2017

High street restaurants and pubs need to do more to prevent seafood being overfished, analysis by Fish2fork and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) shows.

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Press Release High street eateries and pubs falling short on seafood sustainability

29 Jun 2017

Some big names risking future fish stock - whilst others are a great catch

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Press Release Wallace, the wet wipe monster, heads to East Looe to highlight why 'flushing' is bad for bathing

25 May 2017

Marine Conservation Society brings answers to pollution problems at Looe Festival of the Sea

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Press Release Conservationists and students clean up Kilninian beach

23 May 2017

Marine Conservation Society and Greenpeace join 25 primary school children on North West Mull as part of scientific expedition

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Press Release New protection measures for Scottish Sea Loch announced

19 May 2017

Marine Conservation Society says action for Loch Carron must be just the start of further protections

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Press Release Marine Conservation Society urges people to get through June without plastic

2 May 2017

Plastic Challenge will highlight our reliance on this substance of convenience

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Press Release Marine Conservation Society urges people in Wales to sign up to a war on waste

7 Apr 2017

Charity has launched petition to tackle food and drink litter on beaches.

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Press Release MSP recognised for her support of flame shell beds

3 Apr 2017

MSP Maree Todd has been recognised by local marine conservationists

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Press Release Beach clean and litter survey to get Langland ready for Spring, Can you lend a hand?

29 Mar 2017

Could you spare a couple of hours to help the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) give Langland bay a Spring clean?

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Press Release Has your council banned balloon releases?

23 Mar 2017

Marine Conservation Society urges public to back local bans as balloon litter on beaches rises by over 50%

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Press Release It's bad news for haddock, but American lobster claws its way up the latest seafood ratings lists

17 Mar 2017

Takeaway favourite from North Sea and west of Scotland area no longer the best partner for chips

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Press Release It's make or break time for the microbeads ban

28 Feb 2017

On the day the Government’s microbeads consultation closes, businesses have joined environmental campaigners in calling for a comprehensive ban on microbeads.

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Press Release How your seafood dishes could help ensure there's plenty of fish in the sea

27 Feb 2017

Charity launches ‘Change for Fish’ scheme for restaurants to help raise awareness of seafood sustainability

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Press Release Good Fish Guide App that helps makes sustainable fish choices simple gets design award

23 Feb 2017

The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Good Fish Guide app is a 2016 Gold winner in the prestigious London Design Awards, which recognise creativity and leading design across a range of categories.

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Press Release Big loopholes for tiny microbeads in government's proposed ban

8 Feb 2017

YouGov polling for the microbeads coalition has shown that a large proportion of people wash make-up and skincare products down the drain.

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Press Release Marine Conservation Society boosted by support of players of People's Postcode Lottery

26 Jan 2017

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is delighted to have attended the 2017 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala this week, where it was announced that £66.3 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2016 - all thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Press Release Devon based restaurateur, chef and author scoops sustainable fish supper award

26 Jan 2017

‘Rockfish’ batters competition for acclaimed chippie accolade

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Press Release High Street Restaurant and Pub Chains Rated for Seafood Sustainability

19 Jan 2017

Lack of Clarity on the Menu leaves Diners in the Dark when making a Seafood Choice

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Press Release New Year - New You?

23 Dec 2016

Feeling like a beached whale after Christmas? Clear away those winter blues with a beach clean at Langland!

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Press Release Government must avoid loopholes in microbeads ban

20 Dec 2016

Responding to reports that the Government’s consultation on microbeads will be launched this week, a joint statement by the Environmental Investigation Agency, Fauna and Flora International, Greenpeace UK and the Marine Conservation Society, said: We are very pleased to welcome the launch of this consultation, and we look forward to working with the Government to ensure that these tiny harmful plastics no longer reach our oceans.

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Press Release We're all ears, say campaigners against Falmouth dredging plans

15 Dec 2016

Licensing body remains silent despite thousands calling for end to Falmouth dredge saga.

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Press Release 'Protect more of our sea around Beachy Head', says local MP

13 Dec 2016

MP Caroline Ansell backs call to keep iconic coastal waters special

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Press Release Decade-long study of beach litter finds sharp rise in types of litter such as polystyrene foam, balloons and fishing nets

30 Nov 2016

Near-doubling of smaller plastic pieces likely to continue as items enter the sea and break down

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Press Release Number of plastic bags on Scotland's beaches continues to drop

22 Nov 2016

Marine charity says 5p is a small price to pay for fewer carriers at the coast.

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Press Release Number of plastic bags on UK beaches drops by almost half in just one year

22 Nov 2016

Marine charity says 5p has been small price to pay for fewer carriers at the coast

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Press Release Government's scientists' new proposals to help restore England's seas are welcomed by leading conservation charities

18 Nov 2016

New Marine Conservation Zones proposed for English Waters The Government’s scientific advisors have provided proposals on where a final set of Marine Conservation Zones are needed around England.

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Press Release Former national Seasearch coordinator receives recognition for spending thousands of hours under the waves

17 Nov 2016

A lifetime of diving and recording recognised with national award for Chris Wood

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Press Release Environment campaigners welcome announcement of investigation into microplastics by Chief Medical Officer

14 Nov 2016

The Government has announced today that the Department of Health will review impacts of microplastic pollution on human health as well as harm to the marine environment, in response to a recent inquiry on microplastic pollution.

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Press Release See Cornwall from a kayak!

8 Nov 2016

Fundraising expedition led by expert paddlers will give a sea view of the Cornish coas

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Press Release Conservation charity says no damaging fishing activities should be allowed in Welsh marine protected sites

1 Nov 2016

Welsh government has revealed plans which could result in new parts of a protected site in our seas being opened up to damaging practices

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Press Release MCS backs calls to end inappropriate marketing and labelling of 'flushable' products

25 Oct 2016

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been leading calls for changes in the wet wipes labelled as ‘flushable’ and has been driving collaboration on this issue.

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Press Release Increased number of Good Fish Guide ratings for squid, the prawn cocktail of the 21st century

19 Oct 2016

Squid from Japan gets the green light from Marine Conservation Society whilst diners should treat calamari from other fisheries with caution

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Press Release Why do so many sharks like the Sea of the Hebrides?

12 Oct 2016

More sharks tracked in the proposed Sea of the Hebrides Marine Protected Area.

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Press Release The secret life of Lugworms

29 Sep 2016

Citizen scientists needed to help shed light on the sex-life of this important coastal species Love is in the air along our coastlines this autumn and the Marine Conservation Society is asking the public to keep an eye out for signs of passion in the lugworm population.

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Press Release Environment Minister cleans up at Porthtowan beach

28 Sep 2016

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), was joined by Environment Minister and local MP, George Eustice, for a clean-up on Porthtowan beach yesterday.

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Press Release New campaign sees 1000s of people take action for Falmouth Bay

27 Sep 2016

Secrecy surrounds plans to destroy underwater nature reserve

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Press Release We should not take marine life for granted, says nature and wildlife illustrator, Millie Marotta

14 Sep 2016

Colour for Marine Conservation and protect Britain’s underwater wonders.

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Press Release Make Brighton your marine marathon and produce a run for our seas!

14 Sep 2016

Marine Conservation Society has charity places to fill The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is looking for three runners to take part in the Brighton marathon, one of the country’s favourite 26.2milers, whilst raising funds for better protected and cleaner seas.

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Press Release Meet Wallace, a monster made from wet wipes, and find out why you should be a 'binner' not a 'flusher'

13 Sep 2016

Marine Conservation Society and South West Water set to reveal why misleading labelling must be wiped out

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Press Release Cramond Cubs club together to clean up!

12 Sep 2016

The 82nd Craigalmond Cubs headed out to clean Cramond Beach last night after a workshop given by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

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