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Tackling illegal fishing in the UK Overseas Territories

Andy Deary (Blue Belt, MMO) on patrol

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.

From the most remote inhabited island on Earth to England (and back again): the Wave Dancer’s voyage to refurbishment

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A picture of the Wave Dancer aboard the RRS James Clark.

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.

10 updates you might have missed from the Marine Management Organisation in March 2018

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Marine Management Organisation news March 2018

Learn more about the work of the MMO our monthly round-up: in March 2018 fisheries and exiting the EU made headline news, we explained our marine licensing remit and our work to protect the oceans around UK Overseas Territories was discussed by the Secretary of State.