On 18 August, the Blue Belt Programme team and UK Overseas Territories (OTs) representatives shared their challenges and achievements at the 6th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6). The conference – originally planned to take place in Kiel, Germany - was …
Rachel Healey, Cefas
An underwater mountain double the height of the UK’s Ben Nevis has been added to a global map of the seafloor.
On 29-31 July 2019 the Ascension Island Government, the University of Exeter, Great British Oceans coalition and the UK government’s Blue Belt Programme jointly held the first Blue Belt Overseas Symposium Blue Belt Overseas Symposium with funding from the Darwin Initiative.
More than two years after Henderson Island was found to have the 'world's highest’ recorded density of plastic rubbish, scientists returned last June for another research expedition.
The Blue Belt Discovery Expeditions will visit three UK Overseas Territories between February and April.
The Wave Dancer, a fisheries patrol boat from Tristan da Cunha, has been transported to the UK for refurbishment as part of the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme.
Related content and links
About marine developments
News and updates about the work of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and its partners in enabling sustainable growth in seas around England. Marine industries are estimated to contribute around £49.4 billion a year to the UK economy.
Our about us page explains the MMO's work in more detail.
MMO on Twitter
- Increased presence at sea deters illegal fishing 24 March 2021
- Spotlight on: British Antarctic Territory 3 February 2021
- Spotlight on: Tristan da Cunha's Marine Protected Zone 20 January 2021