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. Report your wildlife sightings
  3. Visit the Seasearch website

Did you know?…

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

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

To the shelf limits, Scotland has 61% of UK waters, of which 23% are now in existing or new ‘marine protected areas’

Join Seasearch

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

Visit the Seasearch website