MMO

  • Bass compensation ‘could run to millions’

    Bass compensation ‘could run to millions’

    11th April 2024

    An inshore fisherman who has successfully overturned a 2016 decision that he was not eligible for bass entitlement on his licence has created a real stir in many inshore fishing ports, with a host of other vessel owners now rechecking…

  • iVMS roll-out schedule released

    iVMS roll-out schedule released

    23rd August 2023

    The MMO has now confirmed details of the roll-out of iVMS to the English inshore fleet, following last week’s announcement of the restart of the programme (Fishing News, 17 August, ‘iVMS roll-out restarts’).

  • MMO confirms iVMS roll-out restart

    MMO confirms iVMS roll-out restart

    16th August 2023

    The MMO has confirmed that the roll-out of inshore vessel monitoring system (iVMS) devices for vessels in England has been restarted, following the hiatus earlier this year after approval for two terminals was withdrawn. New funding deadlines and limits are…

  • Public Notice: Application for wild oysters restoration Tyne & Wear

    Public Notice: Application for wild oysters restoration Tyne & Wear

    5th July 2023

    MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 APPLICATION FOR WILD OYSTERS RESTORATION TYNE & WEAR Notice is hereby given that Mrs Alison Debney, Zoological Society of London, has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act…

  • Channel fishers urged to report French bass trawlers

    Channel fishers urged to report French bass trawlers

    6th June 2023

    Concerns about inadequate MMO monitoring of foreign vessels A Channel rod and line bass fisherman who claims that French trawlers are catching large quantities of bass inside the UK 12-mile limit, which would put them in breach of landings limits,…

  • English RFGs: ‘A work in progress’

    English RFGs: ‘A work in progress’

    21st February 2023

    On the two-year anniversary of the creation of Regional Fisheries Groups (RFGs) in England, the MMO last week issued an appeal to fishermen to continue to participate, and to reach out to MMO and Defra officials supporting the initiatives. The…

  • Threat of bottom trawl ban in 13 MPAs

    Threat of bottom trawl ban in 13 MPAs

    26th January 2023

    The MMO has launched a consultation on proposals to ban bottom trawling in another 13 MPAs in English waters, reports Tim Oliver. They are the latest stage in ‘an ambitious programme to protect all 40 English offshore MPAs from harmful…

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