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Fisheries data mapping - An update from the MMO Marine Planning team

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During 2023, a number of fisheries workshops were conducted as part of work undertaken by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and others to support thinking around marine spatial prioritisation.  The objective of the workshops was to validate both the approach …

“The Last Custodians” a short movie by FaSS recipients Lyme Bay Fisherman’s CIC

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MMO is delighted to share the latest news story from Lyme Bay Fisherman’s CIC, who just unveiled an insightful short film on the untold stories of inshore fishing. At the beginning of 2023 a group of 50 small scale inshore fisherman …

Protecting our diverse and valuable seabird species

Little gull in flight

Have you ever been asked to name a UK seabird on the spot? Seagulls probably come to mind first, right? Or maybe you think about those charismatic puffins or bustling ‘seabird cities’ of guillemots.  We’re actually home to some of …

Help shape assessments to ensure harbour porpoise and marine birds are protected

Little tern flock in flight

Can you believe it’s a brand-new year already?  Only last month we launched our latest call for evidence on the impacts of fishing on five English offshore marine protected areas (MPAs). These are the ones designated to protect certain highly …

Scientific dispensation request granted for King Scallop fishing trial

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Scallop fishing

MMO has granted a scientific dispensation to MacDuff Shellfish Ltd to carry out a two day scallop fishing trial off the South East coast of England. The trial will take place in October 2023 and test the feasibility and potential …

MMO supports new Lyme Bay Fisherman’s CIC

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A new community interest company, Lyme Bay Fisherman’s CIC, has recently been formed, supported by funding through the UK Fisheries and Seafood Scheme from Marine Management Organisation. This week, Fishing News has shared an article about the project where the …

Recycling commercial trawl nets from harbour to pellet in the UK

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Following on from my blog in 2018 regarding the initiation of Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative and our work to encourage the commercial Brixham fishing fleet to recycle their HDPE nets, I am pleased to say that there has been some …