Who we are ...

We believe too much is being taken out and too much is being put into our seas. Our scientists, campaigners, volunteers, advocates, data experts, fundraisers, divers and researchers are all passionate about creating a sustainable future for our seas.

The Marine Conservation Society has an impressive past and an exciting future. Explore this section of our website to learn more about us.

Our story

We grew from the hard work and forward-thinking of a great number of people,
many of whom still actively support us today.

Our successes

Our campaigns to protect the UK’s seas, shores and wildlife have achieved so much (but there’s so much more to do).

Our ocean ambassadors

We’re delighted to have the support of some great people
who help further our work and champion what we do. Ocean Ambassadors are passionate about our marine environment and want to help make it a better place.

© Natasha Ewins

Our people

Our people are at the heart of all that we do. Their skills and committment to our work is making a real difference to the well-being of our seas and coastline.

Our partners

We form partnerships with lots of businesses and organisations,
many of which find that a partnership with us motivates and inspires their customers, employees and clients.

Our vision and mission

Learn about our vision for the future of our seas and how we will achieve it.

More information and campaigns to get behind…

Annual Reports

The Annual Review describes some of the key activities
and outcomes of the Marine Conservation Society’s work during the year.

Read more

Did you know?…

MCS launched the Good Fish Guide in 2001 to help people make good seafood choices

UK seas and shores are places for leisure, sport, and holiday destination for millions annually

MCS launched its Sea Champion volunteer programme in 2012 thanks to funding from M&S