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Spiny starfish amongst salps bloom

29 Nov 2023

Positive ocean news: November edition

A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from November, including the discovery of deep-water coral reefs, a whale sanctuary and sustainable seaweed accessories.


17 Nov 2023

Meet our 2023 award winners

Our annual awards are a celebration of people who've done incredible things to protect, recover and share appreciation of our ocean. Meet this year's winners

Restoration Forth Oysters

8 Nov 2023

Native oysters return to Firth of Forth after 100-year absence

The Restoration Forth project reached an exciting milestone, successfully returning native oysters to the Firth of Forth in Scotland for the first time in a century.

Ocean - sea - unsplash

8 Nov 2023

The King's Speech: Our response

On 7th of November, King Charles III gave his inaugural King’s Speech, officially marking the start of the 2023-24 parliamentary year. In it, we heard the Government’s current programme of priorities and the areas in which it will focus action.

Humpback whales

6 Nov 2023

We're working to designate a South Atlantic Marine Wildlife Sanctuary

As members of the Great Blue Ocean coalition, we're campaigning to for UK Government to designate a South Atlantic Marine Wildlife Sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean.

GBBC 2023 group on windy beach in Portsmouth

31 Oct 2023

The results are in from this year's Great British Beach Clean

Find out what our volunteers achieved during 2023's Great British Beach Clean

Sunset over beach

30 Oct 2023

Positive ocean news: October edition

A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from October, including a native oyster restoration, seagrass growth and a rise in seabird populations.

Aerial sea photo Ruth Troughton

20 Oct 2023

It's party (conference) season

Our public affairs team attended both the Conservative and Labour party conferences and hosted events to ensure our ocean and nature were integral to discussions and announcements.

Wet wipe on beach Natasha Ewins

19 Oct 2023

Help us ban plastic wet wipes

The UK Government has launched a new consultation to ban plastic from wet wipes, and we need your voice to help make it happen.

Microfibres under a microscope Imogen Napper

16 Oct 2023

#StopOceanThreads: The story so far

In July 2020, we launched the #StopOceanThreads campaign to tackle microfibre pollution from washing machines and protect our ocean and wildlife from the impacts. We look at what we’ve achieved since then.

Seagrass meadow

10 Oct 2023

Seagrass: The ocean superhero at risk from sewage

Seagrass meadows are a key player in helping to combat climate change – but untreated sewage pollution in our seas is threatening their future. These superhero habitats need our help.

Seagrass, Solent - 35442 - Theo Vickers

5 Oct 2023

Our new mooring system paves way for significant seagrass rewilding

Our new report shows there has been a 212% increase in seagrass cover within the mooring area of Cawsand Bay, Plymouth Sound, following the installation of a new 'Advanced Mooring System' four years ago in the area.

Boat leaving Hastings harbour Peter Richardson

4 Oct 2023

New Good Fish Guide Ratings

We've updated our Good Fish Guide in line with the latest scientific advice, and it shows that only 13% of UK wild caught seafood ratings are a sustainable choice.

Ocean - sea - unsplash

29 Sep 2023

Between the announcements, outcry and protests what else has been going on in Westminster?

Parliament is in recess and party conference season has begun, but there’s been no rest for those in the hallowed halls of Westminster.

Waves at sea level Thierry Meier

29 Sep 2023

Success for our seas in consultation response

The UK Government made a significant announcement on Monday, September 25th, 2023, regarding its Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan. This announcement marks the expansion of the plan to include all storm overflows located in England, encompassing both inland and coastal areas, as well as estuary sites. This expansion demonstrates the government's commitment to addressing the issue of storm overflow discharges and their impact on the environment.

Scotland sea

26 Sep 2023

10 years of Nature Champions in Scotland

This year marks a decade of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) taking part in the Nature Champions project and acting as voices to protect and conserve our precious marine life. We look at what the project has achieved.

Sea birds sunset frank-mckenna

25 Sep 2023

Positive ocean news: September edition

A round-up of positive news stories from September to celebrate the wins for our seas, including rescued dolphins, a new system to remove plastic from the ocean, and a national beach cleaning event.

Ocean - sea - unsplash

20 Sep 2023

Prime Minister, don't dilute net zero policies

High Court Date Billy Barraclough

15 Sep 2023

High Court delivers verdict on our sewage case

This afternoon, Friday 15th September, the High Court dismissed our case against the UK Government to address the deluge of raw sewage being dumped into English seas.

Beach clean flag

14 Sep 2023

Great British Beach Clean: Five ways to further your impact

Five actions you can take during the Great British Beach Clean to have an even greater impact on the ocean and our blue planet.

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