Marine Management Organisation
Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c.23)
MMO byelaw prohibiting bottom towed fishing
in two areas in the Margate and Long Sands European Marine Site

This byelaw was made by the Marine Management Organisation on 2 August 2017, confirmed by the Secretary of State on 1 February 2018, and will come in to force on 1 March 2018.

The purpose of the byelaw is to protect two areas, specified in the byelaw, from the impacts of bottom towed fishing.

Copies of the byelaw are available on the MMO website (, by calling 0300 123 1032, emailing, or from one of the following locations:

● MMO Lowestoft, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0HT
● Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Paragon House Albert Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9HD, OR the Sail Loft, Shipyard Estate, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0AR.