Vastly increased offshore patrols, aerial surveillance and monitoring have ensured illegal fishing has been kept at bay in England’s seas since the UK became an independent coastal state on 1 January 2021.
Michael Coyle, MMO Head of Compliance and Control
Head of Compliance and Control at the MMO
We are continuing our series of blogs on Catch Recording by answering questions asked by fishers using the service in the first month of the roll out to help the rest of the fleet adjust to the change.
An update on under 10 metre catch recording.
Michael Coyle, Head of Compliance and Control for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), provides an update on the roll out for catch recording for the under 10 metre fishing fleet.
Michael Coyle, Head of Compliance & Control for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), explains the changes affecting the English and Welsh under 10m fishing fleet.
The MMO’s Michael Coyle urges owners and operators of under 10 metre fishing boats, registered in England and Wales, to help influence the introduction of a new licence condition.
Introducing and explaining the new catch recording app for fishermen.
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