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Future cities: urban spaces will be ‘radically different’

Future cities: urban spaces will be ‘radically different’

Start of dialogue about what our cities will look like in 2040 stresses need for infrastructure design to get smarter.

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MMO welcomes first NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellows

MMO welcomes first NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellows

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) announces start of two Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Exchange Fellows

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Natural England reduces red tape on badger class licences

Natural England reduces red tape on badger class licences

Natural England has launched a streamlined approach to moving badgers on development sites or stop them causing damage to important infrastructure.

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Verbal attack on MMO officers results in Public Order prosecution

Verbal attack on MMO officers results in Public Order prosecution

Mr E Blake (General Manager Ventnor Haven Fishery) pleaded guilty to breaches of Public Order Act at Newport Combined Court, Isle of Wight.

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MMO support second round of EMFF England FLAG launch events

MMO support second round of EMFF England FLAG launch events

The MMO is pleased to support launch events of the 4 remaining European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs).

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Fisherman and owner fined £38,201 for fisheries offences

Fisherman and owner fined £38,201 for fisheries offences

Vessel master and owner plead guilty to fishing offences at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on 3 March 2017 in case brought by MMO.

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Licence variation for South West disposal

Licence variation for South West disposal

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has issued a variation to change disposal activities to a new disposal site, Plymouth Deep.

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South West characterisation disposal project: New site announced

South West characterisation disposal project: New site announced

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has announced a new disposal site to be known as Plymouth Deep in the South West area.

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Worm bait returns for trial period at Exmoor fishery

Worm bait returns for trial period at Exmoor fishery

Catch and release restriction remains at Watersmeet and Glenthorne Fishery as salmon numbers are still low after disease.

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Air Quality Grant programme

Air Quality Grant programme

Successful local authorities will be awarded a share of £3.7m under this year’s Air Quality Grant scheme

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Marine Management Organisation (MMO) issue authorisations to catch bass

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) issue authorisations to catch bass

From 22 February 2017 the MMO will be issuing letters to fishermen.

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Work underway at Kilbowie Road, Clydebank

Work underway at Kilbowie Road, Clydebank

Extensive works to fill a 62 metre deep unrecorded mine shaft that caused a collapse under Kilbowie Road in Clydebank are underway.

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MMO calls for feedback on marine planning

MMO calls for feedback on marine planning

The Marine Management Organisation is asking for feedback on the first outputs in the development of the next phase of marine plans.

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Changes to licensing public register bring greater transparency

Changes to licensing public register bring greater transparency

More of the information provided by consultees in response to marine licence applications is to be published.

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Kestrel close encounter

Kestrel close encounter

A kestrel has taken a shine to a Highways England CCTV camera stand on junction 11a of the M5.

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Bass industry guidance for 2017

Bass industry guidance for 2017

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is pleased to be able to publish the bass industry guidance for 2017.

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Welsh Secretary launches series of Brexit discussions

Welsh Secretary launches series of Brexit discussions

Welsh Secretary launches a series of events across Wales to make sure that the country is in the strongest possible position to prosper after Brexit.

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Welsh Secretary launches series of Brexit discussions

Welsh Secretary launches series of Brexit discussions

Welsh Secretary launches a series of events across Wales to make sure that the country is in the strongest possible position to prosper after Brexit.

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Air pollution advice to the public

Air pollution advice to the public

For latest updates visit the Defra UK Air website at uk-air.defra.gov.uk.

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Marine plan development workshops announced

Marine plan development workshops announced

New series of marine planning workshops for the north east, north west, south east and south west marine plan areas.

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Rampisham Down: a wonderful outcome for conservation

Rampisham Down: a wonderful outcome for conservation

Work to save a rare example of ancient acid grassland is hailed today as a “wonderful outcome for conservation” by Natural England.

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Find a new home for your Christmas tree

Find a new home for your Christmas tree

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones urged festive households to continue the season of goodwill and reuse or recycle their Christmas trees.

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New emergency towing vessel for Scotland

New emergency towing vessel for Scotland

A new, better tugboat, the Ievoli Black, will take over emergency towing duties around the north coast of Scotland from the turn of the year

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Measham residents invited to public consultation drop in event

Measham residents invited to public consultation drop in event

Anaerobic digestion facility permit application open for public consultation.

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MMO announce 2017 panel dates for the EMFF scheme in England

MMO announce 2017 panel dates for the EMFF scheme in England

The MMO is pleased to confirm the dates for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) panels for 2017.

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Master and owner fined £21,746 for fisheries offences

Master and owner fined £21,746 for fisheries offences

On 9 December 2016 the master and owner of the fishing vessel Honeybourne III PD905 pleaded guilty to breaching fisheries regulations.

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Environment Agency makes board appointment

Environment Agency makes board appointment

Richard Macdonald appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Environment Agency

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Princess Cruise Lines To Pay Largest Ever Criminal Penalty For Deliberate Vessel Pollution

Princess Cruise Lines To Pay Largest Ever Criminal Penalty For Deliberate Vessel Pollution

Company to Pay $40 Million and Implement Remedial Measures on All Carnival Companies Visiting U.S. Ports

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Fish seller fined £2,365 for fisheries offences

Fish seller fined £2,365 for fisheries offences

John Ward Agency (Fleetwood) Limited pleaded guilty to failing to submit sales notes and selling fish under the minimum landing size.

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MMO move to monthly billing cycle in marine licensing

MMO move to monthly billing cycle in marine licensing

From November 2016 the MMO will move from a quarterly to monthly billing.

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Coal Authority public board meeting

Coal Authority public board meeting

The next Coal Authority Board meeting will take place on 15 November 2016.

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Undulate Ray survey – VII d

Undulate Ray survey – VII d

The European Commission granted the UK and other Member States quota for undulate ray in 2016 in some areas.

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Spurdog (picked dogfish) by catch avoidance programme

Spurdog (picked dogfish) by catch avoidance programme

Organisations work closely to develop a spurdog by-catch avoidance programme.

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Draft South Marine Plan: Consultation now open

Draft South Marine Plan: Consultation now open

Consultation on the Draft South Marine Plans

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£4.8 million of funding offered to 6 Fisheries Local Action Groups under EMFF scheme

£4.8 million of funding offered to 6 Fisheries Local Action Groups under EMFF scheme

MMO announces that £800,000 funding has been offered to each of the six Fisheries Local Action Groups under EMFF scheme

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Fisherman fined £1,255 for fisheries offences in case brought by MMO

Fisherman fined £1,255 for fisheries offences in case brought by MMO

On 12 October 2016 Richard Matthews (owner and master of the under 10 metre vessel the Anna Gail) pleaded guilty of fisheries offences at Norwich Magistrates Court.

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MMO seek public views to inform marine conservation plans

MMO seek public views to inform marine conservation plans

Consultations now open to help inform marine conservation plans for the future and the views of marine users are urgently sought.

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New otter class licence issued

New otter class licence issued

Natural England has issued a class licence permitting those registered to capture and transport otters trapped inside fisheries.

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EU Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation Updated

EU Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation Updated

The European Commission has published an amendment to the persistent organic pollutants regulation to include hexabromocyclododecane

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£200,000 of rod licence money to fund over 50 angling projects

£200,000 of rod licence money to fund over 50 angling projects

Projects will encourage school children to get involved and will help tackle predation

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Noise and windfarm construction off the Sussex coast

Noise and windfarm construction off the Sussex coast

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has been looking into concerns about noise off the Sussex coast and the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.

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Father and son fined £10,213 for fisheries offences in case brought by MMO

Father and son fined £10,213 for fisheries offences in case brought by MMO

On 12 September 2016 Thomas Copp and Gary Copp entered guilty pleas for breaching fisheries regulations at Weymouth Magistrates Court.

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Buzzard licensing applications

Buzzard licensing applications

Natural England recently issued a licence permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent serious damage to young pheasants.

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Secretary of State appoints new member to Natural England Board

Secretary of State appoints new member to Natural England Board

Secretary of State appoints Professor Michael Winter OBE to the Natural England Board

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Register for marine noise introduced

Register for marine noise introduced

A Marine Noise Registry has been introduced by Defra and JNCC to collect and display data on noisy activities in the marine area.

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