Research Partnerships: Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is a UK charity that cares for our seas, shores and wildlife. MCS is the voice for everyone who loves the sea, working to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened marine wildlife before it is lost forever.
Levels of beach litter have doubled over the last decade. MCS works to clear our seas of the rising tide of rubbish that is so dangerous to sealife, including seabirds, whales and dolphins.
71% of Europe's ﬁsh stocks are overﬁshed or depleted. Once common ﬁsh such as skate and cod are now rare in many areas. MCS works to reduce the overfishing which is devastating the life in our seas, and promotes sustainable seafood alternatives.
The Marine Conservation Society's work ensures that the sea's rich wildlife can be restored, fish stocks grow more plentiful, and our beaches and seawater become cleaner.
Wild Days Conservation work in partnership with MCS to survey and monitor beaches, and as part of its Beachwatch programme have 'adopted' a number of beaches throughout the UK.