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.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is now a member of The Crown Estate’s recently launched Offshore Wind Evidence and Change Programme.
As the weather gets warmer and people begin to spend more time outside, there are opportunities to enjoy some of the amazing marine wildlife around the English coast, but it's vital that our enjoyment doesn't take precedent over the safety …
Dan Ward, Compliance & Enforcement Manager on the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) Blue Belt team tells us about tackling illegal fishing around St Helena.
The National Bathing Waters Campaign is calling on us all to combat the level of litter in coastal areas and bathing waters.
Jessica Churchill-Bissett, from the MMO's marine planning team, led a volunteer clean-up of Devon beaches on behalf of the Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative.
The MMO's Jessica Churchill-Bissett provides an update on the work of the Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative to tackle the marine litter problem in the south west.
Paul Kirk, Service Designer at the MMO, discusses his first 6 months in the role and working with the fishing industry to develop the export process.
The MMO's Aisling Lannin explains the Marine Pioneer project and how nature is integral to decision making.
Ed Baker, quota manager for the MMO, discusses how meeting with groups of fishermen around the coast informs decisions on monthly catch limits for the under-10m fishing fleet and over-10m vessels that are not part of a producer organisation.