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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 the UK

Beach litter going down, but plastic still polluting UK shores

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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 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.


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


11 Nov 2021

Our silent auction is now live – what will you bid for?

Bid on unmissable prizes and extraordinary experiences that money just can't buy and support our work to restore and protect the health of our ocean.


10 Nov 2021

#ListenToTheOcean – is COP26 a reason for hope?

The #GlobalDayofAction march in Glasgow is a moment that will go down in environmental history. Our Public Affairs Officer, Alice Watson, shares her account of the inspiring day.

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10 Nov 2021

Enough talk, join us in demanding urgent climate action

As we are enter the last few days of COP26, time for positive action to combat climate change is running out. Join me in demanding that those in power act now - the time for talk is over.


8 Nov 2021

CEO Sandy Luk: We are joining young people in calling for action, not words

Marine Conservation Society CEO Sandy Luk looks back at three decades of climate talks and how an impassioned speech from a young conservationist highlights the desperate need for action, not words.

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2 Nov 2021

Our seas are swimming in wet wipes – it’s time to take action

Every year 11 billion wet wipes are used in the UK and around 90% of them contain plastic. Help us call for urgent action to stop them ending up in our ocean.

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1 Nov 2021

COP26: the natural world is in terrible decline, it's time to turn tragedy into triumph

Day one of COP26 was a day of headline-grabbing speeches and high profile politicians, who are all in Glasgow for the first two days of the conference to get climate discussions underway.


27 Oct 2021

Blue Carbon Champions group launches in Parliament

On Tuesday 26 October 2021 we held the official launch of our Blue Carbon Champions group in Parliament.