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15 Jun 2021

New environmental standards set for farmed fish feed

11 Jun 2021

Three reasons politicians are backing blue carbon

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10 Jun 2021

New Good Fish Guide: "even easier" to make sustainable seafood choices

Relaunch Good Fish Guide

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9 Jun 2021

Government pledges to protect a third of seas by 2024

This year’s World Ocean Day was a landmark one for the protection of our seas as minister's pledged to protect 30% of the waters around England within three years.

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9 Jun 2021

Sea Champion Ben's journey to explore Britain's coast

Sea Champion Ben sets out to explore Britain's coast on foot and by kayak - raising money for the Marine Conservation Society and the John Muir Trust, and undertaking citizen science and voluntary work on his "long wiggle" round.

8 Jun 2021

Our parliamentary blue carbon champions

A cross-party group of parliamentarians have pledged to be ‘Blue carbon champions’, supporting the Marine Conservation Society’s call for a four nation blue carbon strategy, recognising the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in tackling the climate crisis.

Fishing boats in Lyme Regis Michael Hutton

1 Jun 2021

Our redesigned Good Fish Guide makes choosing sustainable seafood simple

Beer bottle litter on Crantock beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

1 Jun 2021

Public remains steadfast in their call for Deposit Return Schemes

Thong weed seaweed isle of Coll Scotland Mark Kirkland

18 May 2021

Can you help us #NameOurCampaign?

Our ocean is a hero in fighting the climate crisis. We need your help to name our upcoming campaign…

Sunset at Dunraven Bay Wales Helen Hotson

14 May 2021

Urgent action needed from the new Welsh Government

Following a hard-fought election, we now know who will be responsible for Wales’ seas for the next five years.

Waves crashing on rocks Paul Buffington

12 May 2021

Report finds even more reasons to ban bottom trawling

Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, Principle Specialist in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and MPA Officer Frith Dunkley detail the findings of a new report.

Plastic bags in the ocean Rich Carey

11 May 2021

Plastic bag charge to increase in England

In an effort to curb the amount of plastic entering our seas, the charge for single-use plastic carrier bags is set to increase from 5p to 10p on 21 May 2021.

Great Barrier Reef Gary Yim

4 May 2021

Our new report: Blue carbon and rewilding our waters

Our new report in partnership with Rewilding Britain: Blue Carbon – Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis

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4 May 2021

The ocean’s solution to the climate emergency

Read our report on the importance of UK seas in helping the UK to reach its goal of net zero by 2050, and 2045 for Scotland.

Beach litter at Crantock beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

27 Apr 2021

More delays on Deposit Return Scheme: we need your support

In 2018, an amazing 25,000 people signed our Deposit Return Scheme petition. Three years later and the government has launched a second consultation.

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21 Apr 2021

Seagrass planting programme gets underway

Today, work kicks off on England’s biggest ever seagrass planting effort in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. We're delighted to play a part.

Octopus making a plastic water bottle his home in the Costa Brava Spain Roger Millan

20 Apr 2021

Five facts about octopuses (not octopi)

Octopuses are amazing. Here are five things you may not know about these remarkable creatures.

Ocean waves foam birdseye view Sergey Bogomyako

14 Apr 2021

Sustainability, seafood and Seaspiracy

We promised to come back to those of you who asked us questions after watching Seaspiracy. Our team has responded to some follow-up questions.

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13 Apr 2021

Rare sea sponge finally named

A unique purple sea sponge, discovered over a decade ago off the coast of Norfolk, has finally been named thanks to a school girl called Sylvie.

Volunteers at Great British Beach Clean on Hove Beach Brighton Billy Barraclough

9 Apr 2021

Zoe Lyons speaks out about beach litter

Comedian Zoe Lyons, speaks to our Ocean Ambassador Fernando Montano in the latest episode of our podcast, Oceancast.

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