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Cooked prawns  Mateusz Gzik

25 Feb 2021

Are prawns a good environmental choice?

We Brits love our prawns – in fact, we love them so much they make into our top five seafood choices alongside salmon, cod, haddock and tuna.

Big Seaweed Search Rockpool

25 Feb 2021

Join the Big Seaweed Search

UK coasts and shallow seas are nicknamed a “goldilocks” zone for seaweeds - it is not too hot, not too cold for them.

Lion's Mane Jellyfish Farne Islands Scotland Kirsty Andrews

25 Feb 2021

Jellyfish superstars you can spot on UK shores

We’ve rounded up some of the jellyfish you’re most likely to spot on the UK coastline.

Microplastics nurdles in hand Matt Barnes

24 Feb 2021

What are nurdles and why are they a problem?

Nurdles are small pellets used to make nearly all the plastic products we buy.

Fishing boats in Folkestone Harbour UK Tim M

24 Feb 2021

What is Remote Electronic Monitoring?

One of the most effective ways to improve fisheries management is to roll out remote electronic monitoring with cameras.

Octopus on seabed, Scotland - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

18 Feb 2021

Using your signature to bring about change

For campaigns and petitions to bring about change, we need to consider if our goals can be practically achieved.

Coronavirus rubbish 2.jpg

18 Feb 2021

Reflections on rubbish: cleaning up during coronavirus

In these grim coronavirus-dominated days it’s easy to lose hope, bound, not just by four walls, but mentally shut in too. It can feel a bit rubbish!

Party-free children's party bags Gina Fox

15 Feb 2021

40% of 'eco-friendly' claims are misleading

Buying ‘green’ products can be a minefield, especially if you're paying extra. So how do you know if it's money well spent?

Seascape Scotland UK Mark Kirkland

11 Feb 2021

A pollution time bomb heading to the coast

When English rivers were recently tested the results were horrific: not one was free from chemical pollution.

Wet wipe on beach Natasha Ewins

10 Feb 2021

Analysing high street retailers' wet wipe claims

High street retailers are falling short when it comes to testing, labelling and removing plastic from their own-brand wet wipes.

Waves at sea level Thierry Meier

1 Feb 2021

Young people demand climate change action

A recent UN Global Climate Poll reveals that the loudest voices have come from young people.

Beer bottle litter on Crantock Beach Cornwall Beer Natasha Ewins

26 Jan 2021

Deposit Return Scheme put on back burner

The government’s Environment Bill will be delayed by at least six months, marking its third delay since 2018, and putting ambitious targets for nature on hold.

Empty and broken scallop shells possibly due to the raking action of dredges Lyme Bay Scotland Colin Munro.

19 Jan 2021

Marine unProtected Areas: what happens next?

We spent a year looking at what’s happening in our waters and found that almost all of England’s Marine Protected Areas are being bottom trawled.

Seagrass near Weymouth Georgie Bull

6 Jan 2021

Stop bottom trawling in UK's protected waters

Our report has found bottom trawling taking place in 98% of the UK’s offshore Marine Protected Areas designed to protect the seabed.

Spiny Seahorse in Seagrass

16 Dec 2020

Sally-Ann Hart MP to become seagrass champion

Sally-Ann Hart, MP for Hastings and Rye has become the new ‘Species Champion’ for seagrass.

Picking up plastic bottle on a beach Triocean

7 Dec 2020

How volunteering is helping Sea Champions discover their coast

Sea Champion Jenny, and her daughter Islay, have been undertaking volunteering activities for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

Basking Shark off Coll West Scotland Mark Kirkland

4 Dec 2020

New protections for Scottish seas

In July 2019 we joined forces with the Scottish Wildlife Trust to campaign in support of better protection for basking sharks, whales, dolphins and seabed habitats.

Herring shoal International ELARTEVIVEENTI

3 Dec 2020

Five festive fish

The Christmas tree doesn’t have to be the only thing that’s green in your household this season.

Small fishing trawler off the coast of Ayrshire, Scotland Norrie3699

23 Nov 2020

Fisheries Act misses the mark on sustainability

The landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has become law and will shape how UK seas are fished for years to come.

PPE masks over beach Matt Barnes

6 Nov 2020

PPE pollution on the rise on UK beaches

Like many events this year, the Great British Beach Clean, our annual flagship event, looked a little different.

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