The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) was founded in 1983 and exists to ensure a bright future for UK seas, sea life and marine wildlife.

The team works tirelessly to reduce the various threats faced by marine wildlife and they are continuously establishing vital marine protected areas so that wildlife can recover and flourish.

The charity works to clear our seas of rubbish and reduce overfishing which is devastating the life in our seas. In fact, the MCS 'Good Fish Guide' was launched in 2002 and has become the main reference point for chefs and consumers, alike.

What makes the Marine Conservation Society different

As the only charity in the UK that cares for our seas, shores and wildlife, MCS works to promote proactive change in the way we approach conservation by encouraging active collaborative between governments, people and businesses to instil change in government policy, industry practice and individual behaviour.

Did you know...

  • MCS's beach cleaning programme has been in operation for 21 years and has inspired over 100,000 volunteers to help collect over 6 million pieces of litter from nearly 5,000 kilometres of UK coastline.

  • MCS successfully achieved 'protected status for basking sharks' in 1998.

  • MCS successfully convinced the Government to place a charge on single-use bags in supermarkets and shops.

Other ways to support

There are lots of other ways that you can show your support, such as volunteering as a Sea Champion, organising or taking part in a nearby beach clean, joining as a member or simply following MCS on Facebook and Twitter.


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