The UK has no specific quota to catch bluefin tuna. Atlantic bluefin tuna is recognised as an endangered species. More information on the rules and how they are set.
Amy Wardlaw, MMO
Communications manager for marine licensing at the Marine Management Organisation
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.
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.