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Spotlight on: St Helena

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The James Clark Ross in St Helena during the 2018 BAS/Blue Belt Programme research cruise

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.

A marine licence applicant’s perspective on Marine Planning

Lizard Point in Cornwall UK

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 …

Blue Belt team on the international stage at the 6th International Marine Conservation Congress

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Coral reef underwater

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 …

Observing marine wildlife safely

As the weather gets warmer and people begin to spend more time outside, there are opportunities to enjoy some of the amazing marine wildlife around the English coast, but it's vital that our enjoyment doesn't take precedent over the safety …