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Latest news image - Safeguarding Sussex Seas
Posted - 16 Jan 2017

Safeguarding Sussex Seas

Kingmere and Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zones are among the first Marine Conservation Zones to have management measures in England. We're delighted to have been a part of this through our Community Voice Project. Read more

Latest news image - Swansea lagoon should be test case for first five years of operation
Posted - 12 Jan 2017

Swansea lagoon should be test case for first five years of operation

A review into the viability of a £1.3bn project to build a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay hasn't taken into account the adverse longterm ecological impacts. If built, the project should be treated as a test case during the first five years of operation before others are commissioned says MCS.      Read more

Latest news image - Your views on microplastics invited
Posted - 21 Dec 2016

Your views on microplastics invited

A consultation to ban microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products has started, aiming to change legislation by October 2017 and stop billions of tiny pieces of plastic ending up in our seas each year. Read more

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