© John Archer-Thompson

What we do

The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. For over thirty years MCS has been the voice for the sea for all the fascinating creatures that live beneath the waves, for our breath-taking coastal environment, for all those who make a sustainable living from the sea and for everyone who simply enjoys visiting the beach and our glorious coastline.

© Michal Dziera


Our views on Brexit and what needs to be done for our seas

Clean seas

Let’s work together to turn the tide on pollution and rubbish in our seas
and on our beaches.

© Anna Popovic

Near you (with the Good Beach Guide)

Discover events, beaches (along with their water quality and facilities), Fish2fork rated restaurant, and recent wildlife sightings close to your UK postcode.

© Igor Kasalovic

Ocean recovery

We are working towards a world class network of well-managed Marine Protected Areas, and finding out how best to conserve our threatened marine species and habitats so that we don’t hand empty seas on to the next generation.

Responsible seafood

Our fish ratings are used by industry, retailers, restaurants and consumers, helping to support the transition back to abundant fish stocks. Our online guides will help you choose sustainable seafood and suggest cooking tips.

© Ewan Kane

Our current campaigns

Find out more about our current campaigns and how you can help us work for better protection for our oceans, wildlife and beaches.

More information and campaigns to get behind…

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Our work in Wales
The Marine Conservation Society is active in Wales

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Our work in Scotland
The Marine Conservation Society is active in Scotland

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