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10 Jan 2022

Resolutions for an ocean-friendly 2022

Concern for the climate crisis and the health of the planet are at an all-time high, so why not opt for an ocean-friendly resolution for 2022 to play your part? The Marine Conservation Society suggests some resolutions.

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23 Dec 2021

Our year in review: 2021

It's been another busy and challenging year for our ocean and all of you who support us to help protect it, so we thought we would raise our glasses to ocean optimism and celebrate some of our favourite stories and successes from 2021!

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21 Dec 2021

Sad stranded turtles are a sign of conservation success!

It's hard not to feel sad at the sight of a young tropical turtle washing up on a freezing British beach. But these increasingly frequent UK sightings could actually be a sign of their recovery.

Beer bottle litter on Crantock beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

20 Dec 2021

Scotland’s seas can’t afford any more broken promises

Our Scotland team are calling for big producers to step up and play their part to deliver the promised Scottish Deposit Return Scheme for bottles and cans after hearing the Circular Economy Minster announce another delay to the start of the scheme.

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15 Dec 2021

The ultimate gift guide for ocean-lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for that special ocean-lover in your life? We've compiled a comprehensive list of gifts for everyone - from inspirational companies who are driving positive change for people and our blue planet. Buy the change you want to see this Christmas.

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15 Dec 2021

Simple tips for an ocean-friendly festive season

Whether going plastic-free, joining a beach clean or getting out and braving a wild swim, there’s plenty of ways to get involved.

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13 Dec 2021

Sustainable seafood tips

Whether you're tackling ocean pollution by clearing litter on a winter walk, or opting for a menu of sustainable seafood, we've got four simple suggestions to make your festivities ocean-friendly.

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30 Nov 2021

Your donation doubled this Christmas with The Big Give!

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25 Nov 2021

The results are in for our Great British Beach Clean 2021

Our Great British Beach Clean was back in full swing this year. Now the results are in – and there's some good news, but lots more work to be done.

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25 Nov 2021

Press Release: Great British Beach Clean results for Wales

Beach litter going down, but more cigarette stubs found on Welsh beaches than ever before

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25 Nov 2021

Press Release: Great British Beach Clean results for the UK

Beach litter going down, but plastic still polluting UK shores

Wet wipe on Hayle Beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

25 Nov 2021

Press Release: Great British Beach Clean results for Scotland

Beach litter dropping across the UK but wet wipes and plastic still polluting Scottish shores

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22 Nov 2021

We're passionate about investing in the next generation of ocean guardians

As part of #iwill week, we're sharing our vision for a new era of ocean guardians who'll continue to care for our seas.

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18 Nov 2021

Good Fish Guide for Business: a new tool helping to source sustainable seafood

We’ve launched a brand-new tool to help businesses source more sustainable seafood for their customers.

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17 Nov 2021

Fish INTEL update: find out what our tagged fish are up to

It's been a busy few months for our Fish INTEL team, with 16 bass, 29 bluefin tuna and 30-35 crawfish now tagged. Here's how the project is progressing and what our researchers are hoping to learn.

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17 Nov 2021

In conversation with Tom Hunt on sustainable seafood

We spoke with eco-chef, food writer and sustainability consultant, Tom Hunt, about his views on sustainable seafood, and what businesses and chefs can do to make swaps in their own kitchens

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16 Nov 2021

Press release: a new tool to help businesses source sustainable seafood

The Marine Conservation Society has launched a free tool to help businesses source seafood sustainably.

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16 Nov 2021

Together we can fight for the ocean, and our future

Our CEO Sandy Luk explains why, despite the mixed results of the last two weeks, her resolve to fight for the ocean, and our future, has strengthened. And why she believes that together, we can make a difference.

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15 Nov 2021

Delays in Scotland could increase the risk of ocean pollution

After two weeks of volunteering at COP26, our Scotland Conservation Officer Catherine Gemmell describes her dismay at hearing that potential delays could be announced by Scottish Government this week.

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12 Nov 2021

Why I’ve found hope for the ocean, and our future in the COP26 outcomes