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MMO announce 2018 panel dates for the EMFF scheme in England

MMO announce 2018 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 2018.

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Hilary Florek appointed Chair of the Marine Management Organisation

Hilary Florek appointed Chair of the Marine Management Organisation

Hilary Florek has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Marine Management Organisation.

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Landmark for English Channel electricity link project

Landmark for English Channel electricity link project

IFA2 interconnector will run from France to England

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Environment Secretary backs release of Beavers in Forest of Dean

Environment Secretary backs release of Beavers in Forest of Dean

Forestry Commission plans to release four beavers in the Forest of Dean have been approved by Natural England and are backed by Michael Gove.

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Global commitment at United Nations Assembly to reduce pollution

Global commitment at United Nations Assembly to reduce pollution

The UK is one of a number of nations to sign a resolution to help reduce the amount of plastic in the world's seas.

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Master and vessel owner fined £29,000 for fisheries offences

Master and vessel owner fined £29,000 for fisheries offences

Master and vessel owner found guilty of fisheries offences in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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Joint Nature Conservation Committee Members reappointed

Joint Nature Conservation Committee Members reappointed

Professor Ian Bateman and Professor Colin Galbraith have been reappointed as Independent Members of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

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Multi Agency Flood Plan (MAFP) Review: Terms of Reference

Multi Agency Flood Plan (MAFP) Review: Terms of Reference

Defra and the Environment Agency will be undertaking a review of multi-agency flood plans produced by local resilience forums.

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Undulate ray survey – VIId

Undulate ray survey – VIId

Undulate ray scientific research quota available.

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Funding available in England towards replacing fishing vessel engines

Funding available in England towards replacing fishing vessel engines

Through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) funding is now available in England towards replacing of engines on fishing vessels.

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UK to host global conference to crack down on wildlife crime

UK to host global conference to crack down on wildlife crime

Ministers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and affected countries work together to stamp out wildlife crime at the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference.

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Flood risk this weekend

Flood risk this weekend

Strong winds across southern and western England on Friday and into Saturday will coincide with high tides.

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Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

The Environment Agency has revealed that brown trout, which haven’t been seen in the Lyme Brook for many years, have returned to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Asian hornet outbreak contained in Devon

Asian hornet outbreak contained in Devon

An Asian hornet nest has been destroyed in the Woolacombe area and no further live Asian hornets have been sighted.

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Master and vessel owner fined for fisheries offences

Master and vessel owner fined for fisheries offences

Master and vessel owner found guilty of fisheries offences in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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Fish merchant fined for fisheries offences

Fish merchant fined for fisheries offences

Fish merchant pleads guilty to fisheries offences in case brought by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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Government sets out plans for ivory ban

Government sets out plans for ivory ban

Environment Secretary proposes a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to elephant poaching

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Government sets out plans for ivory ban

Government sets out plans for ivory ban

Environment Secretary proposes a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to elephant poaching

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UK takes world stage in fight against marine plastic

UK takes world stage in fight against marine plastic

Today Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey is at the Our Ocean conference in Malta.

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New bovine TB service launched for farmers in England

New bovine TB service launched for farmers in England

Service will provide farmers with advice to help them protect cattle against bovine TB

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UK collaboration at the International Astronautical Congress

UK collaboration at the International Astronautical Congress

The UK Space Agency has been busy promoting the UK space sector at the 68th International Astronautical Congress held in Adelaide, Australia.

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MMO welcomes National Grid for industry interchange

MMO welcomes National Grid for industry interchange

MMO host two day event on marine licensing

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Fishing industry in 2016 statistics published

Fishing industry in 2016 statistics published

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK sea fisheries annual statistics report 2016.

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Asian hornet identified in Devon

Asian hornet identified in Devon

An Asian hornet has been found in the Devon area.

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£28,220 penalty for release of non native species

£28,220 penalty for release of non native species

Offenders plead guilty to breach of Wildlife and Countryside Act at Brighton Magistrates Court on 20 September 2017 in case brought by MMO.

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£4.5 million flood alleviation scheme to open in Cannington

£4.5 million flood alleviation scheme to open in Cannington

Emma Howard Boyd will open the new defence which will cut flood risk to 200 homes and give better protection to a major Somerset road.

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Better co ordination to stop illegal waste carriers

Better co ordination to stop illegal waste carriers

The Environment Agency and DVSA will share intelligence and carry out operations to stop illegal waste carriers and improve road safety.

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Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments

The RFCC chair appointments have been announced

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£8,989.70 fine imposed for fisheries offences

£8,989.70 fine imposed for fisheries offences

Fish merchant pleads guilty to fishing offences in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation in the North Western, North Eastern, Sussex, Southern and Cornwall districts

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Rules around removal of lost fishing gear clarified

Rules around removal of lost fishing gear clarified

The MMO provides additional guidance on licensing rules relevant for the diving community and fishing gear.

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Environment Agency chair visits Grogley and Coverack

Environment Agency chair visits Grogley and Coverack

Emma Howard Boyd meets a staff member inspired to cycle by her visit and sees how Coverack has recovered since flash flooding in July.

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Environmental impact assessment June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Environmental impact assessment June 2017: River Thames Scheme

We have submitted our Environmental Scoping Report to local authorities who will be asked to provide a scoping opinion.

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Community resilience measures June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Community resilience measures June 2017: River Thames Scheme

We have started initial assessments for Community Resilience Measures across the River Thames Scheme area.

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Archaeology surveys June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Archaeology surveys June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Archaeological surveys will start in June 2017 and are expected to finish at the end of the year. Details of locations and survey techniques

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£3 million Dragon’s Den style competition shortlists ideas to clean up old nuclear plants

£3 million Dragon’s Den style competition shortlists ideas to clean up old nuclear plants

15 ideas have been shortlisted in a £3 million competition to find new ways of cleaning up one of the UK’s largest nuclear hazards.

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Merchant ordered to pay £4,700 for buying fish while unregistered

Merchant ordered to pay £4,700 for buying fish while unregistered

Lancashire company pleads guilty to buying fish without appropriate MMO registration

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Master of vessel pleads guilty to fishing over quota limits

Master of vessel pleads guilty to fishing over quota limits

Fishing vessel master guilty of fishing over quota.

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Independent report on Kent Oyster Farm published

Independent report on Kent Oyster Farm published

Work by independent experts covers oyster farm development and navigation.

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£10m fund to restore peatland opens for applications

£10m fund to restore peatland opens for applications

Applications are being welcomed to fund peatland restoration across England

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Fines of over £168,000 imposed for fisheries offences

Fines of over £168,000 imposed for fisheries offences

Vessel owner and master plead guilty to fishing offences at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on 7 June 2017 in case brought by MMO.

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Online analytical tool launched to aid invertebrate conservation

Online analytical tool launched to aid invertebrate conservation

Natural England and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology launch analytical tool to aid conservation efforts on almost 12,000 invertebrates.

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Countryside Stewardship claims are just a click away

Countryside Stewardship claims are just a click away

Customers can now claim Countryside Stewardship payments online.

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Laser technology used in works to secure mine shaft

Laser technology used in works to secure mine shaft

The Coal Authority completed its works to secure an unrecorded mine shaft at Kilbowie Road, Clydebank on 3 April 2017.

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New water choice for English businesses

New water choice for English businesses

The water retail market opened on April 1st will deliver benefits to the economy and water customers.

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