The MMO’s involvement in the Thames Tideway Tunnel project represents a new approach, not only in how we work with marine licensing applicants but also in some of the methods being used to construct the development.
Marine Conservation Officer, Monika Van Wyk talks marine pollution and the proposed ban on microplastics.
Cultural projects such as art installations are something the MMO occasionally gets involved in due its marine licensing remit. An example of this being the commemoration of the Great Fire of London.
The MMO is working with the Port of London Authority to limit duplication for businesses seeking to carry out development in the Thames.
Nearly every summer since the MMO vested in 2010 we’ve heard reports of people finding bluefin tuna in UK waters. We discourage any fishing activity targeting them.
This week we have held three marine plan implementation workshops (in Exeter, Portsmouth and Eastbourne) to look at how the south marine plan will be used as part of the decision making process by both public authorities and applicants once …
As human activities in the marine area increase so does underwater noise. Understanding and mitigating the impact of this is an important part of the sustainable development of our seas and protecting the marine environment for future generations.
The MMO is a data driven organisation. We share the register of data we hold and publish the data we create so that anyone can see and use it themselves.
With the next heat wave reported to arrive, it is a perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy some of the amazing marine wildlife around the English coast. But our enjoyment can quickly lead to the distress of the animals we are …
Getting close to seals is best avoided for all concerned. This for both the welfare of the animal and also the person involved.