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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.

© 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.


© Igor Kasalovic

Ocean recovery

Securing healthy and wealthy seas into the future.


© 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.


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.


Clean seas

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


© Michal Dziera

Brexit

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


More information and campaigns to get behind…


Wales Token

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

Find out more

Scotland Token Diver

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

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The future of fisheries is being decided

Fisheries CampaignThe UK government has opened a public consultation asking how we think they should manage our fisheries after Brexit through a new Fisheries Bill.

Act now!