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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 UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has become law. The Fisheries Act, the first legislation of its kind in nearly 40 years, will shape how the UK’s seas are fished for years to come.

PPE mask litter on coast path in Cornwall Natasha Ewins

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.

Plastic litter in the sea Rich Carey

6 Nov 2020

Great British Beach Clean 2020 Results

The Great British Beach Clean results show concerning volume of PPE litter.

Litter and pollution in the sea Mranaked

27 Oct 2020

How to have a plastic-free Halloween

Halloween is a time when many people like to dress up and go trick or treating.

Anglerfish Super Joseph

23 Oct 2020

Eight scary Halloween sea creatures

Who needs make-believe monsters when we have real-life scary sea creatures?

Treatment Success for Sick Turks and Caicos Corals Aliz Zimmerman

20 Oct 2020

Treating sick corals in Turks and Caicos

We have worked to support marine conservation in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) for nearly two decades, building strong links with our local environmental partners.

Sea Bass shoal Georgie Bull

7 Oct 2020

Good Fish Guide winter 2020 ratings update

Dolphin bycatch in the Bay of Biscay impacts seabass ratings in the Good Fish Guide

Cigarette butts on beach Larina Marina

1 Oct 2020

Call to ban single-use plastic cigarette filters

Environment and health organisations call on the Scottish Government to ban single-use plastic cigarette filters – no ifs, no butts!

Mediterranean gulls flying in the sky with a barrel jellyfish underwater Costa Brava Spain Damsea

5 Aug 2020

New quiz in time for jellyfish season

The Marine Conservation Society is calling on beachgoers to report jellyfish sightings.

Blue Shark off Cornwall England Mark Kirkland

23 Jul 2020

Microplastics found inside UK sharks

A new report released this week shows clear evidence of microplastics and synthetic materials making their way into the digestive systems of UK sharks.

Microfibres under a microscope Imogen Napper

16 Jul 2020

A simple solution to microfibre pollution

A study has revealed that filters fitted inside washing machines can reduce the amount of plastic microfibres released into wastewater by almost 80%.

Beach huts on Cromer Beach Randomir Rezny

18 Jun 2020

Public asked to #KeepItClean at the beach

Beaches, parks and public spaces are suffering a scourge of litter and single-use plastic

Plastic bottle on the shoreline Canetti

14 May 2020

Scotland votes for Deposit Return Scheme

After over five years of campaigning, the Scottish Parliament voted through the final piece of legislation needed to put Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) into place.

Dog walkers on Watergate Bay beach Paul Nash

17 Apr 2020

'Our Blue Heart' reveals power of the ocean

We explored the well-being benefits of spending time by the coast and how a deeper connection to the ocean affects our mental and physical health.

Seabream at fishmarket

6 Apr 2020

Support UK fishers and buy local seafood

It's never been more important to support local, responsible fishers and suppliers.

Chemical beakers in lab Hans Reniers

10 Feb 2020

Ban 'forever chemicals' PFAS

A steady stream of PFAS chemicals is causing irreversible damage to our ocean.

Can left on the beach Luke Manley

28 Nov 2019

Great British Beach Clean results 2019

Thanks to our volunteers, almost 11 tonnes of litter was cleared from the UK’s coastline in just one weekend.

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