Environmental Note

With our increasingly sophisticated lifestyles aided by modern technology we are forging an ever growing demand on our fragile world's natural resources. Alongside our desire to learn about and collect natural objects, it is essential not to lose sight of our mandate to manage and care for all our natural wonders - seashells are by no means the least of them.

Destruction of marine habitats
Destruction of marine habitats

The biggest threat to seashells is the destruction of habitat, with pollution being the number one killer. We dump vast quantities of sewage, rubbish and industrial waste into our oceans. Tough controls are required if we are to sustain our natural marine resources for future generations.


In recent years a convention on international endangered species (CITES) was formed. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants (Including marine life) does not threaten their survival. Whilst the system is regrettably open to fraudulent practice it generally works well and is adhered to by bona fide shell suppliers.

Local Fisherman
Local Fishermen in the Philippines

Specialist Aggregates Ltd promote decorative and educational shells under the name of Marine Arts. The company take pride in recycling over 99% of their shell products from audited, sustainable fishing activities. It is their mandate to only work with responsible sources and through understanding and knowledge bring shells to today's generation without endangering species for generations to come.

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Marine Arts,
Unit 5, Rydal Estate
Colton Road, Rugeley, WS15 3HF
01889 580668