Marine turtles in the UK
Protecting these ocean wanderers in UK seas
MCS is a lead partner on the UK Species Action Plan for marine turtles and coordinates the Action Plan steering group.
We promote the reporting of turtles in UK waters, distribute the UK Turtle Code and support the rescue and rehabilitation of live turtles stranded on UK shores.
Actions you can take
Did you know?…
Plastic has been found in the stomachs of almost all marine species including fish, birds, whales, dolphins, seals and turtles
Adopt a Turtle
By adopting a turtle now, either for yourself, or as a gift, you’ll help us protect them and the ocean world in which they live.Adopt a turtle now
The future of fisheries is being decided
The UK government has opened a public consultation asking how we think they should manage our fisheries after Brexit through a new Fisheries Bill.Act now!