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The MMO ramps up plans to further protect English marine sites

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We’ve launched the next stage in our ambitious project to manage all fishing activities and protect valuable marine habitats in England’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by 2024.  On 17 January 2023, we launched our Stage 2 formal consultation, to seek …

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 …

Working together to protect important marine habitats in Studland Bay

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The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) recently announced the introduction of a voluntary no-anchor zone in Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)   In this blog, Chris Graham from MMO’s Marine Conservation Team answers questions that came up during the consultation. …

Blue Belt Programme Overseas Territories playing their part in tackling Climate change

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Throughout COP26 (October 31st – November 12th) we have shared with you the potential impacts of climate change being faced by the Blue Belt overseas territories. But we have also shown you the work that is being planned and undertaken …

MMO work with Marine and Coastguard Agency in pollution exercise

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The United Kingdom is surrounded by some of the world’s busiest seas. The English Channel alone accounts for up to 20% of global maritime trade and connects the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea. This means that there is an …