Tackling illegal fishing in the UK Overseas Territories

Andy Deary (Blue Belt, MMO) on patrol

Hi, I am Andy Deary, head of compliance and enforcement for the UK Government’s Blue Belt programme. I am based in the Marine Management Organisation. There are a number of challenges we face, in terms of effectively monitoring large scale …

Beyond the Blue Belt: Testing innovations to deliver monitoring & surveillance for the Overseas Territories

The Overseas Territories cover vast and remote areas (credit: BAS)

New technologies have the potential to represent, and indeed define, the lasting legacy of the Blue Belt Programme. If implemented effectively, with sufficient consideration given as to their application in the context of the fisheries enforcement issues the Overseas Territories …