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

Did you know?…

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

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

MCS launched Seasearch in 2003 to train volunteer divers to record and monitor wildlife and habitats

Join Seasearch

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

Visit the Seasearch website