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28 Feb 2022

For climate, nature and people: We need action on Marine unProtected Areas

England's offshore Marine Protected Areas continue to be exploited by fishing methods damaging already fragile seabed habitats. Last year, supposedly a 'Marine Super Year', saw the UK Government's promises broken as the ocean suffered the consequences. While fishing is permitted to continue in these protected seas, the ocean's power to buffer the effects of the climate crisis is reduced. Show your support for a ban on damaging fishing in England's vital offshore Marine Protected Areas to help protect the seabed and combat the climate crisis.

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24 Feb 2022

Buying or cooking seafood? The Good Fish Guide is here to help

Don’t know where to start when buying or cooking seafood? The Good Fish Guide is here to help! We want to make sure sustainable options take centre stage when you’re next shopping, cooking or dining.

Great British Beach Clean 2021, Cramond Beach, Edinburgh

23 Feb 2022

Putting a stop to sewage pollution on Scottish beaches

We're supporting Scottish Water’s new campaign, Nature Calls, to ban plastic wet wipes and prevent misflushed items reaching Scotland's seas and shores.

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7 Feb 2022

Connecting Scottish schools to the ocean

Young people across Scotland have been taking part in a new marine-themed education experience.

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28 Jan 2022

Help us wipe out plastic in wet wipes

We want to see plastic wet wipes banned. Join our call for action now.

Divers at Dive Project Cornwall, Jake Tims

24 Jan 2022

Calling all secondary students - Learn to dive on the Cornish coast

Dive Project Cornwall is giving 20 students from 20 secondary schools across the UK the chance to discover the ocean on our doorstep like never before.

Burnham-on-Sea beach Natasha Ewins

10 Jan 2022

Resolutions for an ocean-friendly 2022

Concern for the climate crisis and the health of the planet are at an all-time high, so why not opt for an ocean-friendly resolution for 2022 to play your part?


23 Dec 2021

Our year in review: 2021

It's been another busy and challenging year for our ocean and all of you who support us to help protect it, so we thought we would raise our glasses to ocean optimism and celebrate some of our favourite stories and successes from 2021!

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21 Dec 2021

Sad stranded turtles are a sign of conservation success!

It's hard not to feel sad at the sight of a young tropical turtle washing up on a freezing British beach. But these increasingly frequent UK sightings could actually be a sign of their recovery.

Beer bottle litter on Crantock beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

20 Dec 2021

Scotland’s seas can’t afford any more broken promises

Our Scotland team are calling for big producers to step up and play their part to deliver the promised Scottish Deposit Return Scheme for bottles and cans after hearing the Circular Economy Minster announce another delay to the start of the scheme.

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15 Dec 2021

Simple tips for an ocean-friendly festive season

Whether going plastic-free, joining a beach clean or getting out and braving a wild swim, there’s plenty of ways to get involved.

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13 Dec 2021

Sustainable seafood tips

Whether you're tackling ocean pollution by clearing litter on a winter walk, or opting for a menu of sustainable seafood, we've got four simple suggestions to make your festivities ocean-friendly.

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30 Nov 2021

Your donation doubled this Christmas with The Big Give!

We're taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge - every donation made through our campaign page will be DOUBLED thanks to the amazing support of the Helvellyn Foundation and Reed Foundation.

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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

Wet wipe on Hayle Beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

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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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

Young Beach Cleaner MonkeyBusienssImages

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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