Blue Seas

A specialist marine conservation charity

'Fighting for the oceans - never out of our depth!'

Blue Seas Protection is a marine conservation charity based in Sandown on the Isle of Wight.

Our marine conservation work covers these areas:

  • Addressing climate and environmental issues
  • Political campaigning
  • Education and awareness
  • Direct action

We work at all levels, from global and national Government campaigns, to local "boots on the ground" community projects.

Overfishing is one of the biggest issues facing our seas. We fight to ban the use of 'supertrawlers'. We work with small, local fisheries supporting IPLNF (The International Pole and Line Foundation).

We support the Seaspiracy petition to protect 30% of the world's oceans from fishing by 2030.

Blue Seas Protection aims to reduce the waste reaching our waterways, beaches and oceans. Fighting to reduce plastic waste, sewage pollution and increase awareness of discarded fishing nets. Locally, we organise well-attended monthly beach cleans.

Unfortunately, endangered marine species need protection. We combat issues with 'bycatch', entanglement in fishing gear and animal cruelty or beaching. Our BSP Marine Mammal Medics are on hand to support any local incidents.


Our SharkLab crew focuses primarily on education. We aim to spread awareness of the situations our oceans are facing, working with schools, community groups and businesses.

Blue Seas Protection is a fast growing UK registered charity - 1189529 - and is recognised by the United Nations (ID 28379) and U.N.E.S.C.O.

Join us now
in our fight to save the oceans

Sewage Treatment Plant

Three P’s Please – Our visit to Southern Water November 2021

01 December 2021

There has been a lot in the news and on Social Media recently about Raw Sewage discharges into our waters.  Members of Blue Seas Protection…

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Oil drilling protest outside Council buildings, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Council unanimously refuses plans to drill for oil in Arreton

20 October 2021

“Say it loud and say it clear oil drilling not wanted here!”: Blue Seas Protection’s petition pays off as Isle of Wight Council unanimously refuses…

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Beachbuoy – Releases of Stormwater or Wastewater Near You

20 October 2021

Southern Water’s new app shows where and when there has been a discharge in the sea near you!

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red seaweed in a jar, in the Shark Lab Isle of Wight

Shark Lab Isle of Wight

16 October 2021

The Shark Lab opened in 2020 to investigate marine organisms and biodiversity “RAY OF LIGHT” The Isle of Wight has many rare and varied species…

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shoal of silvery fish in the ocean

Defra’s response to coverage on banning supertrawlers and pulse fishing

07 October 2021

Defra’s response quite clearly states we have the opportunity now to protect our UK waters, so why are they allowing foreign supertrawlers to fish in…

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Operation carp lift rescue

“Operation Carp Lift” – Sandown Canoe Lake

04 October 2021

REPORT – August 2020 INTRODUCTION Blue Seas Protection is a registered Marine Conservation Charity no. 1189529 affiliated with UN Ocean Action Group and registered Stop…

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Sign our Petitions

Support marine conservation by signing our PETITIONS and those of organisations we support.

Our Events

Take part in our BEACH CLEANS and other EVENTS! For more info see our Events or Facebook page.

Hire the “Coastal Protector” for work boat, towage, salvage, diving or safety boat - from Isle of Wight / Solent.

Do you want to support marine conservation?

Blue Seas Protection, supported by Dame Joanna Lumley OBE and Brian May CBE

We are very fortunate to have not one, but two fantastic patrons:

Joanna Lumley

Fighting for our oceans - the one and only Dame Joanna Lumley OBE.

Joanna - a household name due to her stellar acting career - is also a tireless environmental and humanitarian campaigner. She has recently been a key campaigner for the 'Stop Sea Blasts' campaign, urging wind farm developers to stop blowing up unexploded WWII bombs in the seas around Britain as it deafens whales and dolphins, and causes huge damage to other marine life.

Brian May

Alongside Joanna is our longstanding friend and patron, Professor Brian May CBE.

Brian says:

"One day man will answer in a cosmic court for his crimes on our planet Earth".

Brian is a legend and powerful, passionate animal protector and also the lead guitarist of the legendary rock band Queen.


It is time to find out more and get involved with Blue Seas Protection and our mission to save our oceans.

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Blue Seas Protection is a UK registered charity - 1189529 - from 2020 and is recognised by the United Nations (ID 28379) and U.N.E.S.C.O.

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