Urgent action for our ocean is needed from the new Welsh Government
Following a hard-fought election which took place against the backdrop of the current climate and nature emergencies, we now know who will be responsible for Wales’ seas for the next five years.
New report finds more benefits from banning bottom trawling in protected seas
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 21st May.
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
The ocean’s solution to the climate emergency
More delays on Deposit Return Scheme: we need your support
In 2018 an amazing 25,000 people signed our petition in support of a Deposit Return Scheme which included plastics bottles, cans and glass. Three years later and the government have launched a second consultation into a proposed Deposit Return Scheme.
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 in restoring this precious habitat.
Five facts about octopuses (not octopi)
Octopuses are amazing. Here are five things you may not know about these remarkable creatures.
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. We hope they’re useful.
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 nine-year-old school girl called Sylvie.
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.
Five sharks found in UK waters
Sharks are some of the ocean’s most captivating, and often misunderstood, creatures.
The future of the plastic problem
The last few years have seen plastic pollution campaigning come on in leaps and bounds.
Cayman Islands expand protected areas
These days, we often use the word ‘resilience’ to describe the capacity of wildlife and habitats to bounce back from the stresses and threats they face. But in the Cayman Islands, our friends on the front line of marine conservation have shown that they are resilient too.
Using microalgae in sustainable aquaculture
A healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week, including one of oily fish. Unfortunately, global demand for omega-3 EPA & DHA already exceeds our capability to supply. Could microalgae be in the answer?
Six facts about corals
Corals are the bustling cities of the underwater world, acting as fish nurseries. Most people think corals are plants, but they are actually animals related to jellyfish and anemones. Here are six more facts you (probably) didn’t know about corals.
Is Scottish farmed salmon sustainable?
Why does the salmon farming industry in Scotland, as currently operated, pose serious environmental concerns?
Can I flush it?
What we flush down the toilet can have a harmful impact on our marine environment.
How cameras on boats could help end overfishing
Over 40% of assessed fish populations are subject to overfishing, ranking UK fisheries among the most heavily exploited in the world.
Slow fashion and reducing my impact
Many of our clothes are made of tiny plastic microfibres which pollute the ocean with every wash and wear.