Hi, I am Dr Emily Hardman. I’m an “Integrated Marine Management Manager” for the Blue Belt Programme. It’s my role to help develop, deliver and support an Integrated Marine Management system for the UK Overseas Territories.
Oliver Yates, Senior Marine Science Advisor in the Blue Belt team provides an update on his work with the Tristan da Cunha Fisheries and Conservation Departments and Island Administrator to support delivery of research to inform a marine protection strategy for the area.
Updates on marine plan development, our work to protect the oceans around UK Overseas Territories, explaining our marine licensing role in high profile developments and additional explanation of commercial fishing.
Dr Martin Collins discusses his recent visit to Tristan da Cunha on behalf of the UK Blue Belt programme.
This month saw good news for one of our Board Members and we also welcomed a new recruit. Representatives for the Blue Belt programme visited UK Overseas Territories and the MMO was mentioned in the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. …
The Head of Enforcement and Compliance for the Blue Belt programme discusses his work to to identify sustainable compliance and enforcement solutions for the UK Overseas Territories.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) currently cover over 5% of the world’s ocean
Managing Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing As part of the Blue Belt programme the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are working in partnership