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.
The MMO Marine Conservation Team explains the organisation's role in protecting MPAs.
Members of the MMO's Marine Conservation Team provide an insight into MPAs.
On 15 October 2020, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched the latest annual monitoring surveys for the South Marine Plans, as well as the baseline monitoring surveys for the North East, North West, South East and South West Draft Marine …
On 18 August, the Blue Belt Programme team and UK Overseas Territories (OTs) representatives shared their challenges and achievements at the 6th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6). The conference – originally planned to take place in Kiel, Germany - was …
An update on marine planning for England's seas.