On the International Day against Illegal Fishing, it’s good to be reminded about the challenges illegal fishing presents to the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) within the Blue Belt Programme and the measures that they take to reduce the risks to their marine environments.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have been involved in the preparation for the 47th G7 Summit, which is being held between 11 – 13 June at the Carbis Bay Hotel, near St Ives, Cornwall. The G7 is made up of …
Our survey of fishers in England’s under-12m fleet on their requirements for an I-VMS device that’s suitable for their vessel closed this week. More than 360 fishers completed the online poll, and we would like to thank each of you …
Guest blog on Operation Seabird with Geoff Edmond, National Wildlife Coordinator for the RSPCA.
MMO officers join operation targeting modern slavery and human trafficking in the shellfish industry.
Vastly increased offshore patrols, aerial surveillance and monitoring have ensured illegal fishing has been kept at bay in England’s seas since the UK became an independent coastal state on 1 January 2021.
A guest blog from Tom Chance, Antarctic Policy Officer based in the Polar Regions Department at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Tom provides support for the British Antarctic Territory administration, as well as development of wider UK Antarctic policy.
Guest blog by Tristan da Cunha Administrators Steve Townsend and Fiona Kilpatrick on the Island's Marine Protected Zone.
Sue Gregory Marine Environment and Fisheries Manager for the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands reflects on the achievements of the Territory over the past few years.
This guest blog was written by Elizabeth Clingham – St Helena Blue Belt Manager, St Helena Government. Elizabeth is a St Helenian with considerable experience working in St Helena’s marine environment and fisheries sectors – she works closely with the Blue Belt Programme, the St Helena Government, and other stakeholders to help the protect St Helena’s marine environment.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is now a member of The Crown Estate’s recently launched Offshore Wind Evidence and Change Programme.