Marine sand and gravel extraction plays an increasingly important role in meeting the nation’s need for construction aggregate. New guidance to support the industry's long-term future and protect the environment and other seabed interests.
Amy Wardlaw, MMO
Communications manager for marine licensing at the Marine Management Organisation
The MMO will work with the Environment Agency and Natural England to provide an efficient, consistent service that supports sustainable growth in the Tees Estuary.
Reports have again been received of bluefin tuna appearing in UK waters.
Where to find information online about fishing activity in UK waters and by UK and EU fishing vessels and an explanation of the rules around foreign ownership of UK fishing vessels.
Changes to the marine licence application system to help people to work out whether they need consent and in some cases obtain a self-service licence online.
The recent round of engagement as part of the development of the North West, North East, South West and South East marine plans was concluded on 31 March 2017.
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.
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.