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.
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.
MMO and other marine-related news and developments which took place in October 2018.
The Wave Dancer, a fisheries patrol boat from Tristan da Cunha, has been transported to the UK for refurbishment as part of the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme.
In August 2018 we celebrated the diverse life in our seas, encouraged people to take care of their beaches, took part in an historic event and provided updates on our enforcement activities
Integrated Marine Management Manager, Dr Emily Hardman, provides us with an insight into one of the smallest populated UK Overseas Territories, Pitcairn Island.
We were proud to welcome the suffrage flag to our Newcastle office on Monday 13 August, starting its journey around North East England as part of the UK civil service relay.
Learn more about the work of the MMO our monthly round-up: in July 2018 we achieved a milestone for marine planning, experienced increased interest in watching marine wildlife and reported on our results for 2017/18.