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Seasearch diver underwater - libby keating

31 Jan 2023

Dive into the fascinating world of Seasearch

This year, we’re celebrating 35 years of our Seasearch project. We chatted with diving enthusiast and Seasearch co-ordinator for Northern Ireland, Libby Keatley, to find out about the project and her experience in our wonderful seas.

Ocean waves

30 Jan 2023

Positive ocean news: January edition

Here's a roundup of the latest positive ocean stories from the past month, including protected Irish seas, penguins spotted from space, and a solution to microplastic pollution.

Sarah Jackson Ocean Ambassador

28 Jan 2023

Windsurfer Sarah Jackson joins us as an Ocean Ambassador

Britain's top windsurfer has been forced to leave the UK to train, due to the amount of sewage being pumped into waterways. Sarah Jackson joins the Marine Conservation Society as an ambassador, pushing for a healthy ocean free from pollution.

Plastic bottle on the shoreline Canetti

20 Jan 2023

Deposit Return Schemes: What will they mean for the UK?

Today’s announcement of Deposit Return Schemes in England and Wales is a sign of progress to reduce pollution levels across the UK. We investigate the finer details of the proposed schemes.

Sea Bass shoal Georgie Bull

18 Jan 2023

UK seas worth billions at risk from Retained EU Law Bill

The Retained EU Law Bill, which puts an expiry date on all EU-derived laws in the UK for the end of 2023, is being debated in the House of Commons today.

Takeaway Packaging on beach - Jaru Photo

17 Jan 2023

England latest UK nation to ban 'on the go' single-use plastics

On 14th January 2023, the UK Government confirmed that England will introduce a ban on single-use items including plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks, and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers. The ban will be introduced in October 2023.

Female parrotfish on a shallow reef

11 Jan 2023

The Maldives - over a decade of diving

For over a decade we've been working to protect the reef system of the Maldives. Dr Jean-Luc Solant, our Principal Specialist in Marine Protected Areas shares an update on our Reef Check project.

Speaker at beach clean

10 Jan 2023

Become an 'Ocean Voice' in 2023

Fancy a new challenge for the new year? If you’d like to do more for our ocean in 2023, read on to find out about two new volunteering opportunities

Cornwall seascape, Sam Mansfield

3 Jan 2023

8 ocean-saving moments from 2022

As a new year begins, we're reflecting on our favourite moments and campaigns from 2022.

Ocean sunrise

30 Dec 2022

Positive ocean news: 2022 in review

As 2022 comes to a close, we’ve rounded up some of the wins for our ocean over the past year to celebrate the progress made – enjoy!

COP15 Montreal, Canada. Brendon Queiroz.

23 Dec 2022

Top of the COPs - A Paris moment for nature

As we wrap up 2022, our Public Affairs team were wrapping up warm in Montreal, Canada.

mackerel swimming - scotland - Cathy Lewis - RS34136

20 Dec 2022

The Joint Fisheries Statement – A ‘world leading’ statement of intent?

We asked Nicola Cusack, our Fisheries Policy Manager, to tell us about the UK Government's recently published Joint Fisheries Statement, and what it means for our seas.

Scottish seascape Sue Ranger

20 Dec 2022

Will the UK Government protect 30% of its seas following COP15?

On Ocean Action Day, we joined Blue Marine Foundation and Whale and Dolphin Conservation at COP15 in Montreal, to highlight how important properly managed Marine Protected Areas are.

Scotland sea

19 Dec 2022

Ocean actions for 2023

It's a brand-new year and many of us are making resolutions, plans and goals for the year ahead. We’ve got 8 Ocean Actions you can take in 2023 to help play your part in protecting our blue planet.


14 Dec 2022

Dogger Bank MPA update: Six months on from ban

English Marine Protected Area, Dogger Bank, has experienced a 98% decrease in bottom towed fishing since a ban was introduced.

Waves at sea level Thierry Meier

14 Dec 2022

One Ocean for Everyone: RACE Report 2022

The environment sector is one of the least diverse in the UK, as reflected in the results of the RACE Report, released this week.

Houses of Parliament Luxstorm

8 Dec 2022

Politics round-up: November edition

In contrast to the past few months, November was a more stable month for politics and felt more like business as usual in Westminster. Our new UK Government Ministers have been concentrating on embedding themselves into their new roles and getting to grips with their new briefs.

Father Christmas on the beach

7 Dec 2022

The ultimate gift guide for ocean lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for that special ocean lover in your life? We've compiled a list of festive gifts from inspirational companies who are driving positive change for people and our blue planet.

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7 Dec 2022

Don't forget the ocean: our open letter

Over half of life on Earth is found in our ocean, yet blue spaces receive vastly less protection than green. This imbalance must be addressed. We wrote an open letter to the UK Government ahead of the UN's Conference on Biodiversity, COP15.

Ocean waves foam birdseye view Sergey Bogomyako

2 Dec 2022

Positive ocean news: November edition

To celebrate the recent wins for our ocean, we’ve rounded up some top positive ocean news stories from November – enjoy!

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