MMO and other marine-related news and developments which took place in October 2018. This included significant developments in Parliament and proposals on changes to laws.
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.
Jessica Churchill-Bissett, from the MMO's marine planning team, led a volunteer clean-up of Devon beaches on behalf of the Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative.
A new Government framework has been launched for the South coast which will inform decision-making on what activities take place in the marine environment. It will guide where and how this is developed, protected and improved in future.
Update on marine planning engagement during the first quarter of 2018 during which we met 350 stakeholders face to face and received survey responses from over 1000.
Graeme High, Head of EMFF, shares his thoughts on how to access the remaining 20% left of the scheme.