Manifesto for our Seas: Protecting the value of our ocean
We're calling on the next UK Government to recognise the value of the ocean for biodiversity, for climate and for our economy, and to lead the urgent recovery.
COP28: A chance to change the narrative
COP28 allows the chance to change the narrative of nature destruction into one of protection. Discover what we are urging participants to do for the climate.
The Government can promote ocean recovery: here’s how
Our Marine Natural Capital Analyst, James Merchant, runs through how investment in ocean recovery could deliver for nature and communities at home and across the world.
Positive ocean news: November edition
A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from November, including the discovery of deep-water coral reefs, a whale sanctuary and sustainable seaweed accessories.
Meet our 2023 award winners
Our annual awards are a celebration of people who've done incredible things to protect, recover and share appreciation of our ocean. Meet this year's winners
Native oysters return to Firth of Forth after 100-year absence
The Restoration Forth project reached an exciting milestone, successfully returning native oysters to the Firth of Forth in Scotland for the first time in a century.
The King's Speech: Our response
On 7th of November, King Charles III gave his inaugural King’s Speech, officially marking the start of the 2023-24 parliamentary year. In it, we heard the Government’s current programme of priorities and the areas in which it will focus action.
We're working to designate a South Atlantic Marine Wildlife Sanctuary
As members of the Great Blue Ocean coalition, we're campaigning to for UK Government to designate a South Atlantic Marine Wildlife Sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The results are in from this year's Great British Beach Clean
Find out what our volunteers achieved during 2023's Great British Beach Clean
Positive ocean news: October edition
A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from October, including a native oyster restoration, seagrass growth and a rise in seabird populations.
It's party (conference) season
Our public affairs team attended both the Conservative and Labour party conferences and hosted events to ensure our ocean and nature were integral to discussions and announcements.
Help us ban plastic wet wipes
The UK Government has launched a new consultation to ban plastic from wet wipes, and we need your voice to help make it happen.
#StopOceanThreads: The story so far
In July 2020, we launched the #StopOceanThreads campaign to tackle microfibre pollution from washing machines and protect our ocean and wildlife from the impacts. We look at what we’ve achieved since then.
Seagrass: The ocean superhero at risk from sewage
Seagrass meadows are a key player in helping to combat climate change – but untreated sewage pollution in our seas is threatening their future. These superhero habitats need our help.
Our new mooring system paves way for significant seagrass rewilding
Our new report shows there has been a 212% increase in seagrass cover within the mooring area of Cawsand Bay, Plymouth Sound, following the installation of a new 'Advanced Mooring System' four years ago in the area.
New Good Fish Guide Ratings
We've updated our Good Fish Guide in line with the latest scientific advice, and it shows that only 13% of UK wild caught seafood ratings are a sustainable choice.
Between the announcements, outcry and protests what else has been going on in Westminster?
Parliament is in recess and party conference season has begun, but there’s been no rest for those in the hallowed halls of Westminster.
Success for our seas in consultation response
The UK Government made a significant announcement on Monday, September 25th, 2023, regarding its Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan. This announcement marks the expansion of the plan to include all storm overflows located in England, encompassing both inland and coastal areas, as well as estuary sites. This expansion demonstrates the government's commitment to addressing the issue of storm overflow discharges and their impact on the environment.
10 years of Nature Champions in Scotland
This year marks a decade of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) taking part in the Nature Champions project and acting as voices to protect and conserve our precious marine life. We look at what the project has achieved.
Positive ocean news: September edition
A round-up of positive news stories from September to celebrate the wins for our seas, including rescued dolphins, a new system to remove plastic from the ocean, and a national beach cleaning event.