The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading marine charity and the only one that puts the future of our ocean at their core.
Marine Conservation Society
MCS works to protect the UK’s seas, shores and wildlife
Spanning a history of more than three decades, MCS educates and inspires people to change their habits, opinions and preconceptions to help preserve our oceans for generations to come. For too long we’ve treated our seas with little respect - too many fish have been taken out, too much rubbish put in and we’ve assumed the sea needs no special protection. Now our seas are paying the price for the years of neglect – species in decline, rising levels of litter and damaging activities allowed to go unrestricted.
Every day, the MCS team works to reduce the threats to our ocean and build an optimistic future. Their scientists, campaigners, volunteers, advocates, data experts, fundraisers, divers and researchers are all united by the common cause of creating a sustainable balance between people and our ocean.
Their work has resulted in the creation of marine protected areas around the UK, carrier bag charges to reduce litter, microbeads being banned to reduce plastic pollution, and supermarkets more aware of the need to stock sustainable seafood.
But more needs to be done – and their focus is on educating individuals, communities, industry and governments to work towards solutions that will achieve their vision of seas fit for life. If our seas don’t support wildlife and habitats they’ll never support communities and jobs.
How you can help
● Become a member of MCS
● Volunteer as a Sea Champion
● Download the Good Fish Guide
● Reduce your consumption of single-use plastic - sign up for the MCS Plastic Challenge
● Take part in a beach clean
● Donate to MCS
● Support a campaign with MCS
For further information about MCS visit www.mcsuk.org