The Landing Obligation (also know as the discard ban) means that certain catches of fish are no longer allowed to be discarded at sea. The full Landing Obligation comes into force on 1 January 2019. We answer some common questions.
exiting the EU
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 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.
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.
How the process of setting quota limits for the amount of fish UK vessels can catch currently works.