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29 Jul 2021

New government funding for our volunteering work

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27 Jul 2021

Why turning the tide on plastic matters to Kathryn

What drives people to fight for the future of our seas? We asked Kathryn Robinson, one of our supporters who recently launched an ocean-friendly business what ties her to the waves, and drives her passion to protect and preserve our ocean.


26 Jul 2021

Is it more expensive to go plastic free?

Are people being encouraged to buy items wrapped in plastic by supermarkets - because they're cheaper than items that are loose? We're determined to find out.


22 Jul 2021

Big Seaweed Search Week: celebrating a seaside superstar

Seaweed is amazing stuff. It's not only good for the planet but it's used in millions of everyday products. We're excited to celebrate this ocean hero with the launch of our first Big Seaweed Search Week.


20 Jul 2021

Spotted a jellyfish or marine turtle? We want to know!

It's the height of summer, peak jellyfish season, and time to keep your eyes peeled for spectacular leatherback turtles. If you're lucky enough to spot these exotic marine tourists, we want to hear all about it.

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19 Jul 2021

St Austell Brewery joins Great British Beach Clean

St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager brand, korev, has announced a new partnership with the Marine Conservation Society in time for the charity’s Great British Beach Clean.


15 Jul 2021

We're asking sailors at SailGP to help protect Plymouth's marine park

This weekend, the prestigious SailGP event coincides with the start of a Voluntary No Anchor Zone' in parts of the Plymouth Sound. We'll be there to raise awareness about the need to #saveourseagrass.


15 Jul 2021

Zoe Lyons is #BeachCleanReady are you?

Today we're launching our #BeachCleanReady campaign, which we hope will encourage as many people as possible to get involved in this year's Great British Beach Clean.

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5 Jul 2021

Sewage sludge: why we must stop pollution at source

Treated sewage sludge containing harmful chemicals and microplastics is being spread over UK farmland. We need urgent action to ensure the health of the environment.

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1 Jul 2021

Final countdown to Scottish deposit return scheme begins

This morning, 1,085 cans and bottles were brought to the Scottish Parliament to mark the one-year countdown to the launch of Scotland's deposit return scheme.


28 Jun 2021

Criminality to the classroom: making the most of seized species

We recently received an intriguing request from the Metropolitan Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit to see if we could make use of some of their exhibits.

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25 Jun 2021

Vital Caribbean shark population to be better protected

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be part of a new project funded by the UK Government which will be protecting shark populations in the Caribbean.


23 Jun 2021

Discovering Devon: Part II

Islay shares the second installment of her volunteering journey, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

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22 Jun 2021

Trustee Seth Richardson takes part in epic challenge

Marine Conservation Society trustee Seth Richardson is competing in the Three Peaks Yacht Race: one of the toughest multi-sport endurance races in the world.


22 Jun 2021

Cayman Islands waters protected after 'bold' project

A leading government official has praised the introduction of ‘bold’ new measures to protect marine habitats after a decade of challenges.

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21 Jun 2021

Unlikely offenders: the hidden plastics in everyday products

From wet wipes to cigarette filters and ‘paper’ cups, many of the products we use every day contain hidden plastics.


18 Jun 2021

Why you should be eating more UK shellfish

Farmed shellfish are an ocean-friendly, environmentally responsible seafood choice, rated Best Choice on the Good Fish Guide.

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18 Jun 2021

Our call to Stop Ocean Threads

Government to require microfibre filters in all washing machines, by law, by 2024, says charity.

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15 Jun 2021

New environmental standards set for farmed fish feed

Did you know that one of the biggest environmental impacts of farmed seafood is not actually from the farm itself?

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11 Jun 2021

Three reasons politicians are backing blue carbon

If the UK Government is serious about cutting carbon emissions, we need strong voices in Westminster for ocean-based solutions.



of global fish stocks are either fully, or over-exploited

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