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 Impact Report:

Prior year Financial Statements:

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

Did you know?…

Over 15,000 marine species are found in UK seas

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

MCS launched its Beachwatch programme in 1994

HPMA Campaign