Marine Conservation Society

Marine Conservation Society

Charity information

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    MCS' vision is of Seas fit for life - clean seas and coasts that support abundant
    marine life, healthy fish stocks and enjoyment for all. Our mission is to achieve measurable improvements in the state of our seas, marine biodiversity and fish stocks through changes in government policy, industry practice and individual behaviour.

    We believe that key drivers for change are to inform and involve a
    wide range of audiences and stakeholders in our work and influence
    decision makers through public engagement and collaboration, as
    well as through direct advocacy and campaigns.

  • Aims

    Marine Conservation Society aims to:

    • Better marine wildlife protection: Almost nowhere in UK seas is marine wildlife safe from harm. We need to establish vital marine protected areas where wildlife can recover and flourish.
    • Tackling marine pollution: 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 sea life.
    • 88% of Europe’s fish stocks are overfished or depleted. MCS works to reduce overfishing which is devastating the life in our seas, and promotes sustainable seafood alternatives
  • Overview

    Established: November 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 1004005

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 51

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 297

    Phone number: 01989 566017

    Address: Overross House Ross Park Ross-on-Wye HR9 7QQ

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