Dog mess should never be left on beaches to be washed away by the tide. It contains high levels of bacteria that can affect water quality and pose a risk to public health.
In August 2018 we celebrated the diverse life in our seas, encouraged people to take care of their beaches, took part in an historic event and provided updates on our enforcement activities
Integrated Marine Management Manager, Dr Emily Hardman, provides us with an insight into one of the smallest populated UK Overseas Territories, Pitcairn Island. Emily is working with the local community, helping to deliver the Blue Belt Programme in the waters …
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.
The Blue Belt Programme is a four year programme (2016 to 2020),
An interview with Dan Ward, one of the Blue Belt programme's enforcement team members who recently visited Ascension Island.
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.
The MMO presented an update on our marine wildlife crime enforcement work at the annual Wildlife Crime Enforcers Conference.
The MMO will work with the Environment Agency and Natural England to provide an efficient, consistent service that supports sustainable growth in the Tees Estuary.
As a Marine Planner I am also passionate about our marine environment and recently volunteered in the launch of a new initiative which aims to clean up and protect the coastal habitats in Torbay, Devon.