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Plastic litter in the sea Rich Carey

11 Mar 2021

Cutting back on plastic in the kitchen

I’m committed to learning and proactively doing as much as possible to reduce my impact and do my part to support a more sustainable world for everyone.

Salmon fish farm nets in Loch Awe Arygll and Bute Richard Johnson

10 Mar 2021

Perspectives on responsible aquaculture

If there’s not enough seafood to go around, should we downgrade the health advice or set about producing more seafood?

Boats in Salcombe Bay Devon Natasha Ewins

10 Mar 2021

Our latest Good Fish Guide ratings are out!

Today sees the launch of the latest update to our Good Fish Guide sustainable seafood ratings.

Plastic bottle floats in the Pacific Ocean Ethan Daniels

4 Mar 2021

Cutting back on plastic in the bathroom

Cutting out plastic from your life is a positive step that everyone can take.

Seagrass bed Georgie Bull

28 Feb 2021

A mission to protect seagrass beds in southern England

On World Seagrass Day 2021, our Sea Champion Clare from Plymouth explains what inspired her to study sea beds in southern England.

Can left on the beach Luke Manley

25 Feb 2021

Teaching kids to care: plastic-free parties

Kids easily identify with the plight of animals and sea life, they’re so aware of the scourge of plastic pollution filling our oceans.

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.

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of global fish stocks are either fully, or over-exploited

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