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10 updates you might have missed from the Marine Management Organisation in January 2018

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This month saw good news for one of our Board Members and we also welcomed a new recruit. Representatives for the Blue Belt programme visited UK Overseas Territories and the MMO was mentioned in the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. Find out more about developments in January 2018.

MMO news round up January 2018

  1. MMO Board Member, Tony Delahunty, was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List
  2. Our new chair, Hilary Florek, joined our Board
  3. Representatives from the Blue Belt programme visited Tristan da Cunha and St Helena
  4. Defra has been seeking views on proposals to change costs associated with marine licences
  5. We worked with the European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) to develop a desk note to assist with marine licence applications
  6. The next phase of the discard ban relating to fishing activity took effect. The MMO implements this in English waters.
  7. Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey marked the start of works on the £100 million Boston barrier flood defence scheme, a project approved by the MMO under our marine licensing remit.
  8. We announced a series of marine planning workshops for stakeholders to get involved in the next stage of the marine planning process for the North East, North West, South East and South West.
  9. Representatives from the MMO spoke at the annual Coastal Futures conference – you can access our presentations online and also read the keynote speech made by Defra Minister Thérèse Coffey. You might also like the short video we published on Twitter.
  10. We welcomed publication of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, publishing an overview of the marine-related aspects.

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