Section 61 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA) sets a legal requirement on the Marine Management Organisation to monitor and report on the marine plans and the progress towards the effects of policies and the effectiveness of policies in securing objectives set out in the marine plan every three-years. Monitoring surveys are one […]

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Studland bay boating MMO https://www.gov.uk/government/news/protecting-precious-marine-habitats-together Protecting precious marine habitats together Recreational boaters are being asked to help protect precious seagrass habitats at Studland Bay, off the Dorset coast. From 17 December 2021, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is introducing a phased voluntary approach for the management of anchoring in Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). […]

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The Blue Shield Programme is a new UK Government initiative aimed at tackling the challenges of illegal fishing and unlawful marine activities around the UK Overseas Territories. The Blue Shield Programme is a new UK Government initiative aimed at tackling the challenges of illegal fishing and unlawful marine activities around the UK Overseas Territories. It […]

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Bass industry guidance 2021 Information on the rules, regulations and restrictions for bass fishing in 2021 and 2022 MMO guidance Details The Sea Fisheries (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021 retained and amended the Bass Measures 2020 as per Article 10 of Council Regulation (EU). Bass authorisations are applicable within the British Fishery Limits only. You should refer to […]

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