Latest Marine Conservation Society Stories
Basking sharks, after being protected from commercial hunting since the late 20th century, are on the rise in British waters.
The UK trawl fishing fleet has to work 17 times harder to catch the same amount of fish today as it did when most of its boats were powered by sail, according to new research.
By Mark Tallentire A WATER company has defended its environmental record after a conservation group said it was being allowed to dump unregulated sewage in the region's rivers.
BEACHES were cleaned as part of an international event. Workers, families, youngsters and even some pets turned out to help with the Marine Conservation Society's Beachwatch on Saturday.
By GERRY BRAIDEN CONSUMERS are being urged to avoid buying haddock caught off the west coast of Scotland because of fears about overfishing.
By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent FROM king prawns and anchovies to Scottish haddock and cod, almost 70 types of seafood should remain in the sea and off the dinner plate, according to new recommendations from a conservation group.
VOLUNTEERS are being asked to help clean a popular beach and help with a survey of seaside litter. The Marine Conservation Society is planning its Beachwatch 2008 event at Cramond on Saturday, September 20. It is part of its Adopt- a-Beach project to care for hundreds of beaches nationwide.
An East Devon beach is as clean as can be after staff from electricity giant EDF Energy spent a day going over it with a fine toothcomb. Rubbish that had been washed up was collected from Sandy Bay, near Exmouth.
By Michael Howie SEWAGE overflow pipes are posing a growing threat to the water quality in some of Scotland's beaches, environmental campaigners have warned.
: POLLUTION Conservationists warned last night that water companies have a "licence to pollute" because overflow pipes running sewage into rivers and across beaches are not being properly regulated.