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Children rock pooling

13 Apr 2022

Easter fun by the sea

Taking a trip to the coast this Easter break? We’ve put together a list of some great seaside activities you can get up to whilst you’re there.

Greek Baked Pollock

13 Apr 2022

Best sustainable fish recipes for Good Friday

Need some inspiration for which fish dish to cook this Good Friday? We’ve rounded up some great sustainable seafood recipes to help you find the perfect feast for your family and friends this weekend.


8 Apr 2022

Sea kayaking, island hopping and stargazing

Last summer Clare took on our Scilly Kayak Challenge - an unforgettable fundraising excursion sea-kayaking around the Isles of Scilly. She shares with us a look behind the scenes of her once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Great British Beach Clean 2021, Cramond Beach, Edinburgh

8 Apr 2022

Beach cleans: it's all about the litter data

Tune into BBC's Countryfile this Sunday 10 April as we join Matt Baker to launch their Coastal Clean Up Initiative. Along with some of our volunteers, we’ll be talking about the importance of our beach cleans and the data we collect.

Hawksbill and Green turtle in the Caribbean UKOTs

7 Apr 2022

Listening to the voices of the Virgin Islands

We were visiting the Virgin Islands for more Community Voice Method field work on another ground-breaking Caribbean turtle conservation project.

Giant Tuna Shoal Guido Montaldo

6 Apr 2022

Our latest update to the Good Fish Guide is out

The Good Fish Guide shows you which seafood options are the most sustainable by using a simple traffic light system. Green is the Best Choice, amber is OK to Eat but improvements are needed, and red indicates Fish to Avoid.

Fucoid seaweed Georgie Bull

5 Apr 2022

The UN’s latest IPCC report: it’s now or never…but have they forgotten something?

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports are rarely cheering. In the latest instance, experts say that despite carbon-cutting measures, the world will still warm by 3.2 ̊C this century. But the IPCC report fails to count a huge player in all of this: the ocean. Our seas capture more carbon than trees. So why is no-one talking about our ocean-based solutions?

Scotland sea

24 Mar 2022

Our CEO's view on Defra's Nature Recovery Green Paper

Last week, Defra – the Government department responsible for the environment, food and rural affairs – released its long awaited Nature Recovery Green Paper. The paper has proposed a complete overhaul of many of the current systems in place for managing our natural spaces, including the ocean.


22 Mar 2022

How to buy the Big Five: Cod, haddock, salmon, tuna and prawns

Ideally, we should eat a wider variety of sustainably caught and farmed fish, but if you're keen to stick with the familiar – or nothing else is available – here's what you need to know.

Cat shark over kelp, Sam Mansfield (Usage Restricted - Contact Billy Barraclough with any questions)

20 Mar 2022

11 amazing images of the UK's underwater world

We've gathered a selection of incredible ocean photography to celebrate life in the UK’s seas.


11 Mar 2022

The toxic legacy of PFAS 'forever chemicals'

Our Chemical Pollution Specialist, Francesca gives us the low-down on PFAS 'forever chemicals', how they're effecting our marine wildlife and what needs to change.


28 Feb 2022

For climate, nature and people: We need action on Marine unProtected Areas

England's offshore Marine Protected Areas continue to be exploited by fishing methods damaging already fragile seabed habitats. Last year, supposedly a 'Marine Super Year', saw the UK Government's promises broken as the ocean suffered the consequences. While fishing is permitted to continue in these protected seas, the ocean's power to buffer the effects of the climate crisis is reduced. Show your support for a ban on damaging fishing in England's vital offshore Marine Protected Areas to help protect the seabed and combat the climate crisis.

Kitchen equipment

24 Feb 2022

Buying or cooking seafood? The Good Fish Guide is here to help

Don’t know where to start when buying or cooking seafood? The Good Fish Guide is here to help! We want to make sure sustainable options take centre stage when you’re next shopping, cooking or dining.

Great British Beach Clean 2021, Cramond Beach, Edinburgh

23 Feb 2022

Putting a stop to sewage pollution on Scottish beaches

We're supporting Scottish Water’s new campaign, Nature Calls, to ban plastic wet wipes and prevent misflushed items reaching Scotland's seas and shores.

Duddingston Primary, Portobello, Scotland - Kirsty Andrews

7 Feb 2022

Connecting Scottish schools to the ocean

Young people across Scotland have been taking part in a new marine-themed education experience.

Wet wipes at Cramond beach clean, Scotland, Kirsty Crawford.jpeg

28 Jan 2022

Help us wipe out plastic in wet wipes

We want to see plastic wet wipes banned. Join our call for action now.

Divers at Dive Project Cornwall, Jake Tims

24 Jan 2022

Calling all secondary students - Learn to dive on the Cornish coast

Dive Project Cornwall is giving 20 students from 20 secondary schools across the UK the chance to discover the ocean on our doorstep like never before.

Burnham-on-Sea beach Natasha Ewins

10 Jan 2022

Resolutions for an ocean-friendly 2022

Concern for the climate crisis and the health of the planet are at an all-time high, so why not opt for an ocean-friendly resolution for 2022 to play your part?


23 Dec 2021

Our year in review: 2021

It's been another busy and challenging year for our ocean and all of you who support us to help protect it, so we thought we would raise our glasses to ocean optimism and celebrate some of our favourite stories and successes from 2021!

Dead Harris Kemps turtle.jpg

21 Dec 2021

Sad stranded turtles are a sign of conservation success!

It's hard not to feel sad at the sight of a young tropical turtle washing up on a freezing British beach. But these increasingly frequent UK sightings could actually be a sign of their recovery.

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