Landing Obligation 2019 – Rules and regulations The landing obligation (‘discard ban’) applies to quota species and is being phased in over the period 2015 to 2019. Suite of 15 reports deals with how to address the issues around implementing the landing obligations. Topics range from general guidance to specific gear related topics, e.g. Nephrops. […]

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Non-lethal deterrents suitable for control of seals from fishing vessels To understand the interactions between seals and fishing and explore non-lethal deterrents suitable for control of seals from fishing vessels To understand the interactions between seals and fishing and explore non-lethal deterrents suitable for control of seals from fishing vessels Interactions between seals and fishing […]

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Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Marine Management Organisation We are seeking views on proposals to introduce Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems (I-VMS) for all licensed British fishing boats under 12 metres in length, operating in English waters. This also covers English boats operating outside of English waters. VMS has been used as a monitoring system for UK […]

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R016 – Co-location displacement in the marine area Last updated 6 September 2018 MMO ‘A key issue in all marine plan areas is the optimisation of space through promoting compatibility and encouraging co-existence between different activities. As such co-existence or displacement of activities should be considered within marine planning. An evaluation approach providing integrated consideration […]

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