Tag Archives : National Marine Aquarium


Volunteers needed for Plymouth’s biggest ever beach clean

Plymouth is looking for volunteers this month to take part in the biggest ever beach clean as part of the city’s ongoing work to tackle plastic pollution and reduce single use plastics. Beach clean organised by a range of community groups take place in Plymouth throughout the year but the UK’s leading marine charity, the […]


Channel swimmer highlights importance of tackling plastics pollution

Plymouth got a high profile boost for both its Plan for Plastics and a potential bid for National Marine Park status when Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans, stopped by in Britain’s Ocean City as part of The Long Swim. Lewis, who was born in Plymouth but now lives in Africa, is swimming the […]


A fin-tastic day for young Plymouth carers

To celebrate this year’s Young Carers Day on Thursday 25 January, the National Marine Aquarium was pleased to host a special visit for a group of young carers from Plymouth. An annual event, Young Carers Day recognises the incredible contribution of 700,000 young people across the UK who provide valuable care and support and is […]


Plymouth supports #StandUpToLoanSharks week: Say no to #FishyFinance

Plymouth is supporting a national awareness campaign this week, encouraging people to stand up to loan sharks. The National Illegal Money Lending Team’s social media campaign – #StandUpToLoanSharks – runs all this week (30 November – 6 December), Throughout the week, Plymouth City Council is also promoting its ongoing campaign against loan sharks – #FishyFinance […]


Fishy Finance does Ping! Plymouth

The National Illegal Money Lending Team (including mascot Sid the Shark) have been in Plymouth all this week promoting the Fishy Finance campaign that is run jointly by Plymouth City Council, National Marine Aquarium and the National Illegal Money Lending Team. Fishy Finance aims to raise awareness to local people of the dangers of loan […]


Say no to loan sharks and fishy finance in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council and the National Marine Aquarium are joining forces to tackle the issue of loan sharks in the city, with prizes to be won. The ‘Say No to Fishy Finance’ campaign aims to warn local people of the dangers of using loan sharks and being made aware of the alternatives. The local initiative […]