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.
Happy International Whale Shark Day from St Helena!
An update from the Blue Belt Programme on whale watching training in the UK overseas territories.
Ness Smith has joined the Blue Belt team as Head of Marine Management. In this blog she provides an insight into her expertise on UK Overseas Territories.
An update on the recent Blue Belt Programme visit to the island of St Helena
Simeon Archer-Rand, Habitat Mapping and Human Activities Team Leader for the UK Government's Blue Belt Programme, tells us about the impact of marine litter on Henderson Island and how work is being done with other organisations to try and tackle the problem.
A Blue Belt tuna tagging programme is taking place in St Helena as part of a wider project tagging 120,000 tropical tuna species from across the Atlantic.
Dan Ward, Compliance & Enforcement Manager on the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) Blue Belt team tells us about tackling illegal fishing around St Helena.
Andy Deary, Head of Compliance and Enforcement for the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme discusses the challenges of effectively monitoring large scale Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) in remote areas like the UK Overseas Territories.