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Latest ocean news

Sunset at Dunraven Bay Wales Helen Hotson

14 May 2021

Urgent action needed from the new Welsh Government

Following a hard-fought election, we now know who will be responsible for Wales’ seas for the next five years.

Waves crashing on rocks Paul Buffington

12 May 2021

Report finds even more reasons to ban bottom trawling

Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, Principle Specialist in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and MPA Officer Frith Dunkley detail the findings of a new report.

Plastic bags in the ocean Rich Carey

11 May 2021

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 21 May 2021.

Great Barrier Reef Gary Yim

4 May 2021

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

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4 May 2021

The ocean’s solution to the climate emergency

Read our report on the importance of UK seas in helping the UK to reach its goal of net zero by 2050, and 2045 for Scotland.

Beach litter at Crantock beach Cornwall Natasha Ewins

27 Apr 2021

More delays on Deposit Return Scheme: we need your support

In 2018, an amazing 25,000 people signed our Deposit Return Scheme petition. Now the government has launched a second consultation.

Wave break on Hove Beach Brighton Billy Barraclough

22 Apr 2021

Don't cause a stink down your sink!: How to remove leftover cooking fats

Sewers clogged up with fat stop waste water reaching treatment works and can ultimately result in untreated sewage ending up on our beaches and in the sea.

Eelgrass bed Divedog

21 Apr 2021

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.

Octopus

20 Apr 2021

Five facts about octopuses (not octopi)

Octopuses (not octopi) are amazing. Here are five facts that you may not know about these remarkable creatures.

Ocean waves foam birdseye view Sergey Bogomyako

14 Apr 2021

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.

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13 Apr 2021

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 school girl called Sylvie.

Volunteers at Great British Beach Clean on Hove Beach Brighton Billy Barraclough

9 Apr 2021

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.

Blue shark in English Waters Kirsty Andrews

5 Apr 2021

Five sharks found in UK waters

Sharks are some of the ocean’s most captivating, and often misunderstood, creatures.

Gillian Couzens biologist and filmmaker Hannah Couzens

4 Apr 2021

The future of the plastic problem

The last few years have seen plastic pollution campaigning come on in leaps and bounds.

Applying treatments on reefs afected by SCTLD

1 Apr 2021

Cayman Islands expand protected areas

Our friends in the Cayman Islands have shown great resilience in their ambitions to protect wildlife and habitats.

Fucoid seaweed Georgie Bull

16 Mar 2021

Using microalgae in sustainable aquaculture

A healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week, including one of oily fish. Could microalgae be in the answer?

Acanthastrea Coral Tyler Fix

16 Mar 2021

Six facts about corals

Most people think corals are plants, but they are actually animals related to jellyfish. Here are six more facts you (probably) didn’t know about corals.

Fish farm from the air Pasta Design

16 Mar 2021

Is Scottish farmed salmon sustainable?

Why does the salmon farming industry in Scotland, as currently operated, pose serious environmental concerns?

Wet wipe on beach Natasha Ewins

11 Mar 2021

Can I flush it?

What we flush down the toilet can have a harmful impact on our marine environment.

Fishing boats in St Ives Cornwall Natasha Ewins

11 Mar 2021

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.

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