Last week the South coast was buzzing with lively discussion at four workshops held in Eastbourne, Southampton, Weymouth and Exmouth which set out the vision and objectives of marine plans.
Phil Haslam, Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, details the importance of fisheries and marine environmental management in relation to marine planning.
Publication of the MMO’s Seascape Assessment for the South inshore and offshore marine plan areas marks a major advance in bringing seascape effectively into the evidence base for marine plan preparation.
Since we announced marine planning for the South in 2012, we’ve been gathering evidence and views to shape our Vision and Objectives.
Almost 8,500 ships of 300 tonnes or over went through English waters in a recent six-week study period.
Caitriona Shannon is currently studying for a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Politics and Policy at the University of Leeds. She has been with the MMO this week to find out more about marine planning.
Craig Loughlin of the MMO’s offshore marine licensing team discusses their recent approval of a wave energy development off the north coast of Cornwall.
Eleanor Stone, Marine Planning Officer for the Wildlife Trusts, discusses her recent visit to the MMO's offices in Newcastle.
Marine planning is a real milestone for our seas, but explaining how a plan impacts on everyday activities in the marine area can be a challenge.
Our corporate plan for the next three years (2014-2017) has been published, and we’ve got a wide range of challenging tasks ahead.