Marine Reserves now!




Marine Reserves now!

You may be one of the 100,000 people who signed up for "Marine Reserves Now!" on our website, at public events and visitor centres in 2008. You could have been at one of the UK's conservation-aware aquaria when you signed; or a diver reached through our joint campaign with the British Sub Aqua Club; or you may be receiving this message as a subscriber to the MCS E-News service.

Your help is needed once more! Please act now: visit and send a NEW message asking your MP to call for marine reserves and other important amendments in the Marine Bill (which is being debated in Parliament right now!).

What these votes have achieved:

Divers march in support of Marine Reserves Now! - April 08

  • In April 2008, 101,713 signatures were received for the campaign, beating our 100,000 target!

  • 100 divers marched, in full scuba gear, to deliver your petitions to Parliament.

  • Over the spring and summer, a handful of places - Lamlash Bay (Arran), Fal Bay (Cornwall), and Lyme Bay (Dorset/Devon) - have been protected.

    Graeme Norton supports Marine Reserves Now!LATEST NEWS, January 2009:

  • MCS has just teamed up with The Cooperative Group, campaigning for marine reserves.

  • The UK Marine Bill was announced in the Queens Speech, and is right now being debated in Parliament to become law - at last - during 2009!

  • The Scottish Marine Bill - needed to deliver sites inshore in Scotland - is due before the Scottish Parliament in Spring 2009 (see

Don't forget: Please visit and send a NEW message asking your MP to support important amendments to the new Marine Bill.
Thank you.

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