Our Vision and Mission
Seas full of life - seas and coasts where nature flourishes and people thrive.
To drive political, cultural and social change for healthy seas and coasts that support abundant marine wildlife, sustainable livelihoods and enjoyment for all.
What we stand for
Science and people - our staff, volunteers, supporters and partners - are at the heart of everything we do.
We act because everyone relies on the ocean to survive, from the air we breathe to the food we eat.
By helping people to discover, value and enjoy being connected to our seas, we can all make better decisions today, which will ensure seas full of life for future generations.
Why we need to act
Our seas are under threat - from pollution, overfishing and a lack of protection. We are taking too much out, for example fish and oil - often using intensive or destructive techniques. We are putting too much in - waste, pollution and damaging development.
What we need to achieve
Stop taking too much out of our seas
MCS will work to ensure sustainable use of the seas by minimising harm when we harvest resources, for example through fishing and oil extraction.
Stop putting too much into our seas
MCS will work to prevent and clean up marine litter and pollution, and to minimise damage from development and climate change.
Actions you can take
- Explore the 'How you can help' section of our website
- Read our annual reports and reviews
- Take part in our latest campaigns
- Open our Strategy 2017 - 2027 .pdf
Did you know?…
MCS launched its Beachwatch programme in 1994
MCS launched its Cool Seas education project in 2005 with the help of a full size inflatable blue whale
UK seas and shores are a place for leisure, sport, and a holiday destination for millions annually