The Marine Conservation Society fights for the future of our ocean through people-powered action – with science on our side. Today, our ocean is in poor health because of human activity. We’re determined to change this, working with communities, businesses and governments. For more than 30 years, we’ve been the voice of the sea, defending our coastal habitats and species. We work towards a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean. One we can all enjoy. Together, we can achieve our vision of seas full of life, where nature flourishes and people thrive.

What makes the Marine Conservation Society different

For more than 30 years, we’ve been the voice of the sea, defending our coastal habitats and species. This is vital not only to protect wildlife but to support communities and jobs.

Our work has resulted in the creation of marine protected areas around the UK, carrier bag charges to reduce litter, and supermarkets being more aware of the need to stock sustainable seafood. But there is much more to do.

There are many ways to get involved with our work and make a positive difference to our ocean, supporting our coasts, wildlife and communities. And the ocean gives back, improving our physical and mental health when we connect with it.

Together, we can achieve our vision of seas full of life, where nature flourishes and people thrive.

Did you know...

  • Beach litter data collected from around 1,000 beach cleans and surveys annually by the Marine Conservation Society have resulted in bans on plastic cotton bud sticks, stirrers and straws

  • The Marine Conservation Society's Good Fish Guide has improved sustainability in over 760 million seafood meals in a single year

  • Marine Conservation Zones have been designated around the UK using thousands of habitat and species reports from Marine Conservation Society's Seasearch divers

  • The basking shark, the second biggest shark in the world is protected in UK waters because of evidence from the Marine Conservation Society's Basking Shark Watch programme

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.

Address

Overross House, Ross Park,
Herefordshire
HR9 7US

Website

www.mcsuk.org/

Contact Number

019 8956 6017