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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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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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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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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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£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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£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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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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Fine of £26,677 imposed for fisheries offences

Fine of £26,677 imposed for fisheries offences

Vessel owner and master plead guilty to fishing offences at North Tyneside Magistrates Court in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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Self service approach reduces fees for some low risk licences

Self service approach reduces fees for some low risk licences

Quicker, cheaper, digital service for some marine licence applications launched

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Judicial Review supports Brighton Marina licence decision

Judicial Review supports Brighton Marina licence decision

High Court in favour of marine licence decision for Brighton Marina development following Judicial Review.

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Judicial Review supports Brighton Marina licence decision

Judicial Review supports Brighton Marina licence decision

High Court in favour of marine licence decision for Brighton Marina development following Judicial Review.

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Fine of £5,753 imposed for fisheries offences

Fine of £5,753 imposed for fisheries offences

Vessel owner and master plead guilty to fishing offences at Bodmin Magistrates Court in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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Over ten metre vessel licence categories

Over ten metre vessel licence categories

Creation of a single licence category for the over ten metre fleet segment in Scotland

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SMS alerts system for licence variations currently unavailable

SMS alerts system for licence variations currently unavailable

The electronic notification system for fishing vessel licence variations issued via SMS is currently not working.

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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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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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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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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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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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The first English EMFF FLAG launch events get underway

The first English EMFF FLAG launch events get underway

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) supports launch event.

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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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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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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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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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Fishing industry in 2015 statistics published

Fishing industry in 2015 statistics published

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2015.

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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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