Annual Impact Report and Accounts

Every year we engage over one million people in our campaigns and projects. By embracing the connection between people, their livelihoods and life in the ocean, we can help communities value having a healthy ocean, whether they live and work by the coast or in the ocean or are occasional visitors. Our approach is underpinned by a strong theme of evidence-based policy work, campaigning and advocating solutions backed by science.

Our Annual Impact Report and Accounts describe our key activities each year, what we’ve achieved and what are plans are for the future. In the words of our Chairman, Hugh Raven: ‘Our volunteers are key to our success, as are all our dedicated staff, members, supporters, partners and funders. Having this support gives us confidence, independence and space to allow us to be nimble and innovative in achieving the ambitious change we seek to look after our seas.’

Read our latest Annual Impact Report and Accounts here:

Prior Year Annual Impact Reports and Accounts:

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held each year for the purposes of Approving the Annual Report and Accounts, the appointment of auditors and changes to the Trustee board. MCS members, who are the Society’s members under Company Law, are entitled to attend the AGM and vote. In 2018 a special resolution was accepted to amend the Articles of Association, our governing document.

Actions you can take

  1. Take part in our latest campaigns
  2. Explore the 'How you can help' section of our website
  3. Open our Strategy 2018 - 2028 .pdf

Did you know?…

MCS started in 1983 in a garden shed in Herefordshire

MCS first launched the Good Beach Guide in 1987 as a book to highlight the woeful state of the UK’s bathing waters

More than 11,000 supporters fund our work through membership, donations, and adoption schemes