Grey Seals
© Jack Versiani Holt

Ocean Recovery

Help us ensure Government creates and protects a network of Marine Protected Areas around the UK

© Michael Baird

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

  1. Report your wildlife sightings
  2. Visit the Seasearch website
  3. Browse Marine Protected Areas

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

Over 170 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum signed up to our Marine Charter calling for a network of ‘marine protected areas’ in UK Seas

Over half a million people have voiced their support for ‘marine protected area’ designation in the UK through our campaigns

Join Seasearch

Find out more about the Seasearch programme and how to get involved

Visit the Seasearch website

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