The MMO is seeking to continue work with the fishing industry on the Fully Documented Fisheries (FDF) scheme – looking at ways of tackling the problem of discarding fish.
Amy Wardlaw, MMO
Communications manager for marine licensing at the Marine Management Organisation
To help explain more about our varied marine licensing remit we take a brief look at a selection of activities carried out by the team in early 2017.
In our final blog post before Christmas 2016 we take a look at back at our most popular digital content from the past year. We also share some information you might find useful over the festive period.
The MMO is one of a number of Government organisations involved in Project Kraken – conducting intelligence-led enforcement activities in the marine area.
The MMO’s involvement in the Thames Tideway Tunnel project represents a new approach, not only in how we work with marine licensing applicants but also in some of the methods being used to construct the development.
Cultural projects such as art installations are something the MMO occasionally gets involved in due its marine licensing remit. An example of this being the commemoration of the Great Fire of London.
The MMO is working with the Port of London Authority to limit duplication for businesses seeking to carry out development in the Thames.
Nearly every summer since the MMO vested in 2010 we’ve heard reports of people finding bluefin tuna in UK waters. We discourage any fishing activity targeting them.
As human activities in the marine area increase so does underwater noise. Understanding and mitigating the impact of this is an important part of the sustainable development of our seas and protecting the marine environment for future generations.
Getting close to seals is best avoided for all concerned. This for both the welfare of the animal and also the person involved.