On the International Day against Illegal Fishing, it’s good to be reminded about the challenges illegal fishing presents to the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) within the Blue Belt Programme and the measures that they take to reduce the risks to their marine environments.
A guest blog from Tom Chance, Antarctic Policy Officer based in the Polar Regions Department at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Tom provides support for the British Antarctic Territory administration, as well as development of wider UK Antarctic policy.
Guest blog by Tristan da Cunha Administrators Steve Townsend and Fiona Kilpatrick on the Island's Marine Protected Zone.
Sue Gregory Marine Environment and Fisheries Manager for the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands reflects on the achievements of the Territory over the past few years.
This guest blog was written by Elizabeth Clingham – St Helena Blue Belt Manager, St Helena Government. Elizabeth is a St Helenian with considerable experience working in St Helena’s marine environment and fisheries sectors – she works closely with the Blue Belt Programme, the St Helena Government, and other stakeholders to help the protect St Helena’s marine environment.
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 …
An underwater mountain double the height of the UK’s Ben Nevis has been added to a global map of the seafloor.
Project launched to explore new technologies
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.