Baltic sea on a stormy day with heavy rain falling on coastal headland, Gellort, Cape Arkona, Rugen island, Germany's most northerly point, Mecklenberg-Vorpommern, Germany

Marine and coastal

Explore the RSPB's views on marine and coastal policy.

Find out more about the laws protecting our seas to oil spills and fisheries.

Safeguarding sealife

Puffin peeking out from burrow

The UK's coasts and seas are home to a huge diversity of wildlife that is vital for human livelihoods and wellbeing.

The laws that protect our sealife

Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve

Laws provide a strong foundation and security for the protection of our marine wildlife.


Danish trawler fishing for sandeels with gannets & kittiwakes

The indirect effects of fisheries - such as pollution, litter, and, most importantly, overfishing affecting the food chain - endanger seabird populations and other wildlife.

Save a species

Gough Island

Albatross chicks are being attacked by invasive mice on Gough Island. We have a plan to restore this special place to the seabird paradise it once was and save Tristan albatrosses from extinction – before it’s too late.

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How you can help

Our precious seas are dying from neglect. Getting the legislation is just the first stage in delivering better protection for marine wildlife and seabirds. Your support today will help safeguard our sea life.