Help us ensure Government creates and protects a network of Marine Protected Areas around the UK
The UK’s iconic seas and coast are home to some of the most colourful, fascinating and beautiful marine life in the world, supporting everything from valuable fish stocks, to delicate jewel anemones, Basking sharks and Angel sharks. The wealth of our seas lies in their diversity. An ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas is needed to ensure a proportion of our seas is protected and recovers.
Actions you can take
Did you know?…
Over half a million people have voiced their support for ‘marine protected area’ designation in the UK through our campaigns
MCS launched Seasearch in 2003 to train volunteer divers to record and monitor wildlife and habitats
To the shelf limits, Scotland has 61% of UK waters, of which 23% are now in existing or new ‘marine protected areas’
Find out more about the Seasearch programme and how to get involvedVisit the Seasearch website