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Wet wipe on Hayle Beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

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.

Sunset Paul Garnett

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.


27 Oct 2021

COP26: why we'll be attending the climate summit to demand action for our ocean

With just a week to go until the UK hosts the world's biggest climate change conference, our calls for action must be louder than ever. The climate change clock is ticking.

Humpback Whale calf on its side Clinton Hastings

26 Oct 2021

Dawn chorus of whale song wakes Whitehall

On the morning of 26th October, with just a few days before COP26 begins in Glasgow, ocean charities the Marine Conservation Society and Whale and Dolphin Conservation are coming together to deliver a wake-up call from the ocean.

Volunteer Niamh Byrne beach cleaning

14 Oct 2021

Last call for Young Ocean Optimist of the Year nominations

If you know someone under-18 who's done something amazing for the ocean, be sure to let us know by 24th October 2021.

Boat leaving Hastings harbour Peter Richardson

7 Oct 2021

Behind the headlines: is the number of fish really rising?

Recent headlines have suggested that Scottish fish stocks are rising – but they’re not telling the whole story. Our experts take a look at the data behind the headlines.

fishing boats

6 Oct 2021

Join our Good Fish Guide testing panel and be the first to try out new features

If you have 10 minutes to spare, we'd love you to test out the new Good Fish Guide feature that we hope will make it even easier for people to find sustainability ratings.


6 Oct 2021

Press Release: Good Fish Guide ratings update

We recently updated our Good Fish Guide ratings to ensure that everyone who uses it will be confident in what fish are sustainably sourced

Trawler Net on commercial fishing boat Anney Lier

6 Oct 2021

New seafood ratings show fish to avoid to protect ocean

The new ratings shows what seafood you should be avoiding to protect the ocean, and which are sustainable swaps with our latest update to the Good Fish Guide.


5 Oct 2021

Follow Montserrat's tagged turtles on the move

The Montserrat Marine Turtle Project has successfully tagged 10 female turtles as part of our conservation project in Montserrat. Now you can track their journey as they begin their migration.


5 Oct 2021

Video: thank you for a record-breaking Great British Beach Clean

We did it! It’s the end of our week-long Great British Beach Clean 2021, and thanks to all of you this year looks set to be a record-breaker.

Golden Hake Curry landscape

4 Oct 2021

Why sustainable seafood matters to Alexandra Dudley

Find out what sustainable seafood Alexandra Dudley loves to cook, and tuck into her delicious fish curry recipe, perfect for entertaining.

Clothes in a washing machine Werayuth Tes

25 Sep 2021

Cross-party report calls for microfibre filters on all washing machines by 2025

This week, an All-Party Parliamentary Group tasked with tackling the issue of microplastics, released its first report to the government.

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15 Sep 2021

Masterclass: pan-frying a fish fillet for perfect crispy skin

How to pan fry a fillet of fish, to get perfect crispy skin

Montserrat Beach, Nicola Weber

14 Sep 2021

The people and places of Montserrat

We're working with local communities on the island of Montserrat, one of the UK’s Caribbean Overseas Territories, to help recover and manage turtle populations.

Volunteer on Budleigh Beach During Great British Beach Clean GBBC 2017 Andrew Brown

13 Sep 2021

The Great British Beach Clean starts this Friday

We’re so excited to see many of you on beaches across the country, keeping our coastline beautiful and helping us gather all-important data.


2 Sep 2021

Help us demand Scottish politicians keep their word on deposit return scheme

As a historic agreement is announced between the Scottish Government and Scottish Greens, we are pleased that they have committed to increasing protection for marine areas.

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1 Sep 2021

Homemade 'hands' to flood UK climate summit with a #WaveOfHope

As Glasgow gears up to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, we're supporting the 'Wave of Hope' campaign to fight for climate justice and a cleaner, healthier ocean.

Fishing boat coming into Poole Harbour Belinda Fewings

31 Aug 2021

Help us make the Good Fish Guide even better

When it comes to #sustainable seafood, every purchase matters. We want to help people make informed decisions about the fish on their plate.

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