MCS in Scotland

MCS

Edinburgh, UK

Region Active:

Europe

Charity

2000

Activity

Marine conservation awareness policy and education, Ocean cleanup, Plastic pollution, Marine protected areas, Sustainable fishing

Description

MCS in Scotland is just as it says, the Scottish arm of the UK's Marine Conservation Society. They focus on marine conservation and fisheries management. MCS Scotland leads the Save Scottish Seas coalition to influence the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament on all matters marine. This includes influencing policy and the law (Marine (Scotland) Act, and a fisheries strategy), creating 36 new MPAs including the largest in Europe, implementing a National Marine Plan, gaining protection for the most vulnerable inshore MPAs from fishing, influencing policy on plastic and other pollution.