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The Marine Conservation Society champions the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches. Show more +...

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Latest news image - Volunteers find tiny nurdles on almost three-quarters of UK beaches
Posted - 17 Feb 2017

Volunteers find tiny nurdles on almost three-quarters of UK beaches

Plastic nurdles have been found on 73% of UK beaches during the recent Great Winter Nurdle Hunt, which was supported by a number of envinonmental groups including MCS. Volunteers counted a 127,000 nurdles on one beach alone!    Read more

Latest news image - Loopholes in microbead consultation need attention
Posted - 07 Feb 2017

Loopholes in microbead consultation need attention

Survey findings suggest that products with microplastics will continue to enter the ocean if the government excludes them from the microbeads ban. Read more

Latest news image - Devon chippy group scoops our sustainable fish supper award
Posted - 27 Jan 2017

Devon chippy group scoops our sustainable fish supper award

The Rockfish Seafood group, owned by UK chef Mitch Tonks, has won the Good Catch Award at this year’s National Fish and Chip Shop Awards. The six restaurants were awarded the accolade by judges from MCS and the Marine Stewardship Council, with whom we sponsor the award. Good Catch aims to encourage sustainable sourcing in the fish and chip shop industry and help diners to eat fish from fisheries and fish farms that are minimising their impact on the marine environment.

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