"Management in Organisation"
Guide to the Marine Management Organisation www.marinemanagement.org.uk Marine Management Organisation PO Box 1275 Newcastle Upon Tyne NE99 5BN www.marinemanagement.org.uk email@example.com 0300 123 1032 Publication Number: PB MMO 0003 The MMO Mission Contact us The MMO Mission: to be the national The MMO has a wide range of responsibilities; General enquiries Marine environment renewables champion of sustainable development in • implementing a new marine planning system designed to integrate the social requirements, 0300 123 1032 Tel: 0191 376 2534 the marine and coastal area. economic potential and environmental firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com imperatives of our seas The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has • working with Natural England and the Joint been established to make a significant contribution Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) to Marine environment aggregates to sustainable development in the marine area and create and manage a network of marine Marine emergencies protected areas - marine conservation zones Tel: 0191 376 2530 to promote the UK government’s vision for clean, Tel: 0191 376 2666 (MCXs) and European marine sites firstname.lastname@example.org healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse (EMSs) – designed to preserve vulnerable Fax: 0191 376 2682 oceans and seas. habitats and species in UK marine waters • responding to marine emergencies alongside email@example.com Operational support The MMO is a new executive non-departmental other agencies • developing an internationally recognised centre Tel: 0191 376 2616 public body (NDPB) established and given powers under the Marine and Coastal Access act 2009. of excellence for marine information that Fishing quotas firstname.lastname@example.org supports the MMO’s decision-making process This ground-breaking Act brings together for the • implementing a new marine licensing regime Tel: 0191 376 2591 first time key marine decision-making powers and that is easier for everyone to use with clearer, email@example.com Other MMO leaflets available: www.marinemanagement.org.uk delivery mechanisms. simpler and quicker licensing decisions • managing UK fishing fleet capacity and UK The MMO has incorporated the work of the Marine fisheries quotas European Fisheries Fund – PB MMO Business relations • enforcing sea fisheries, nature conservation and Fisheries Agency (MFA) and acquired several 0004 and licensing legislation Tel: 0191 376 2509 important new roles, principally marine-related • the biological sampling of fish and shellfish powers and specific functions previously • overseeing industry grants and UK state aids firstname.lastname@example.org • consenting constructions, dredging and Procedure for considering marine associated with the Department of Energy and disposal and marine aggregates dredging. mineral extraction permissions: Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Marine nature conservation Transport (DfT). PB MMO 0005 email@example.com Oil Spills – PB MMO 0006 The establishment of the MMO as a cross-government delivery partner therefore marks Marine environment licensing Further information about the MMO and a fundamental shift in planning, regulating and licensing activity in the marine area with the Tel: 0191 376 2528 its work can be found at emphasis on sustainable development. firstname.lastname@example.org www.marinemanagement.org.uk 2 11 Marine emergencies Marine planning Strategic Culture The MMO has a key role to play in the response Marine planning is one of the major new to marine pollution emergencies. The MMO can functions of the MMO. The organisation will implement its Marine Pollution Contingency Plan to create a new marine planning system designed help co-ordinate responses to a major marine pollution incident. The Maritime and Coastguard to bring together the environmental, social and Agency has lead responsibility for such incidents. economic needs of our seas. The MMO is also the licensing authority for oil spill treatment products (such as dispersants, sorbents, The Marine Policy Statement - which the surface cleaners and bioremediation products), which may only be used in UK waters if they have Department for Environment, Food and Rural been approved by the MMO for this purpose. Affairs is developing in co-operation with other government departments - will provide the strategic framework for all marine plans and guide decision-making in the marine environment. Formal The creation of the MMO represents an consultation on the draft statement will begin in unprecedented opportunity to manage our seas in a sustainable and pragmatic way. It will integrate summer 2010. the interests, responsibilities, aspirations and www.marinemanagement.org.uk contributions of all those with a stake in th Marine plans - which the MMO will develop for marine area. England - will guide developers about where they The MMO cannot do this alone and is dependent are likely to be able to carry out activities and may on a wide range of delivery partners and indicate the kind of conditions or restrictions that stakeholders. We are developing a comprehensive network of relationships to promote coherence, may be placed on what they do and how they do it. co-operation and communication across the whole marine area. All operators and regulators in an area will be The MMO will demonstrate rigour, consistency and expected to work to the same plan, providing impartiality in decision-making, incorporating the transparency and consistency in decision-making. best available evidence and research. Building on the successes, corporate memory and For more information on the development of best practice of predecessor bodies, we seek to marine plans, please visit deliver transparency, value for money and exceptional customer service. www.marinemanagement.org.uk 10 3 Marine licensing Fisheries management Enforcement The MMO will control the environmental, The MMO will take decisions in accordance with The MMO ensures compliance with the rules of The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 navigational, human health and other impacts marine plans unless relevant considerations the Common Fisheries Policy and with quota streamlines and modernises enforcement indicate otherwise. It will draw on expertise from a of construction, deposits and removals in the range of sources to support its decision making. management rules. In particular, the MMO is powers and introduces a core set of common marine area. The MMO will consent activities required to implement the EU marketing regime by inspection and investigation powers across under existing consenting regimes until the marine licensing, nature conservation and sea new marine licensing system under the Marine inspecting and verifying withdrawal of fish from the and Coastal Access Act 2009 commences fisheries legislation. market, and by ensuring compliance with marketing (planned for spring 2011). The new licensing standards through routine checks. Buyers and regime will include smaller port developments These include powers to board and inspect and tidal and wave power projects, jetties, sellers of fish are monitored at their initial point of vessels, to enter and inspect premises, dwellings moorings, coastal dredging, aggregate sale as required by EU rules. and vehicles and to require the production of extraction and the laying of submarine cables. documents. The MMO will also have strengthened In addition to its Common Fisheries Policy The MMO will: powers to seize fish and gear and to detain fishing obligations, the MMO is responsible for carrying out • manage applications and enquiries boats. www.marinemanagement.org.uk • determine and grant licences other activities to manage fisheries, including: • undertake inspections to ensure compliance • implementing appeal tribunal decisions fo The MMO has the power to institute criminal and with licences and licence conditions restrictions on time spent at sea civil proceedings where necessary. • vary, revoke, suspend and transfer licences • granting licences for vessels involved in the • issue stop and emergency safety notices • identify and carry out or order remediation transhipment of fish (including varying, revoking works as necessary or suspending licences) • issue compliance and remediation notices • granting exemptions in specific circumstances • issue (and review the issuing of) notices of • enforcing national fisheries legislation intent/monetary penalties • maintain a register of licensing activities • running the Fisheries Challenge Fund and • issue harbour orders monitoring the progress of approved projects • license offshore energy installations with a • appointing members of inshore fisheries and generating power of 100 megawatts or less and declare safety zones around those installations. conservation authorities in England. 4 9 Fisheries management Marine nature conservation The MMO is currently working on streamlining also close fisheries to individual groups, or to the It is intended to establish a network of Marine the management and regulation of industry as a whole, to prevent overfishing of Protected Areas by 2012. These will include England’s fisheries. quotas. European marine sites (EMSs) and new national The Common Fisheries Policy is the EU instrument for the management of fisheries and aquaculture. It Managing European grants scheme marine conservation zones (MCXs).The MCXs are is the responsibility of EU member states to make The MMO processes European Fisheries Fund a new type of designation under the Marine and sure that the rules agreed under the Common grant applications and claims in England. It also Coastal Access Act 2009. This ecologically Fisheries Policy are respected. reports on behalf of the UK to the EU on the implementation of the European Fisheries Fund. coherent network will protect the diverse habitats The main areas of the Common Fisheries Policy and species in UK waters. The waters around for which the MMO will be responsible are: Collecting, co-ordinating and providing Lundy Island became the first MCX on 12 information Licensing of fishing vessels January 2010. The MMO prepares and co-ordinates financial and The MMO issues licences for English vessels in the technical reports on fishing activity to the European inshore and offshore fleets. This includes creating Commission, the International Council for the MCXs will be designated by the Secretary of State and transferring licence entitlements and issuing Exploration of the Sea, the United Nations Food and four regional projects have been established, variations to licences. and Agriculture Organisation and relevant regional fisheries management organisations, such as the involving stakeholders, which will recommend Managing fleet capacity North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission. proposed sites in 2011. This process will take www.marinemanagement.org.uk The MMO, working with fisheries authorities in the account of both scientific advice and devolved administrations, monitors boats entering To collect this data, the MMO monitors catches and and leaving the fleet and produces an annual report fishing activity from markets, merchants, logbooks, socio-economic factors. All public authorities, for the European Commission. The MMO can also landing declarations and sales notes. This data is including the MMO, have a duty to carry out their issue entitlements to fish in restricted areas (such analysed to inform the development of fishing functions in a way which furthers (or at least does as under the EU cod recovery and Western policy. Channel sole management arrangements), and will not hinder) the conservation objectives set process transfers between vessels of entitlements for MCXs. to days at sea. The MMO has powers under the Marine and Managing fisheries quotas The MMO prepares and distributes quota Coastal Access Act 2009 to make byelaws for the management rules, manages international quota protection of features of MCXs (and potential swaps, issues annual quota allocations to producer MCXs) and EMSs, and will consult stakeholders organisations and other groups, monitors quota who could be affected by a proposed byelaw. The uptake, manages quota allocations for the non-sector and inshore fleets and sets catch limits MMO may issue permits to allow certain levels of for those fleets where necessary. The MMO may activity which a byelaw would normally prohibit. 8 5 Contact Details Northern District District Marine Officer Neil Robinson North Shields ! 0191 257 4520 General Helpline Amble 0300 123 1032 North Shields Northern region Newcastle Deputy Chief Marine Officer Whitehaven Hartlepool Humber District Merseyside and Fylde Rod Henderson District Marine Officer District Marine Officer 0191 376 2640 Scarborough Paul Bryan Graham Ford!Keyte Grimsby ! 01472 355 112 Blackpool ! 01253 362 130 Southern region Blackpool Grimsby Deputy Chief Marine Officer Angus Radford 0207 238 5909 Kings Lynn Eastern District HQ and Operations Lowestoft District Marine Officer Newcastle Barrie Smart Lowestoft ! 01502 573 149 District Marine Officer Welsh Assembly Government Milford Haven www.marinemanagement.org.uk Harwich Gary Owen Non MMO office London 0191 376 2643 Milford Haven ! 01646 693 412 Portslade Portsmouth Hastings Poole Brixham Newlyn Penryn Plymouth South Eastern District Western District District Marine Officer District Marine Officer Paul Johnson Justin Williams Hastings ! 01424 424 109 Newlyn ! 01736 362 805 South Western District District Marine Officer Julian Roberts Plymouth ! 01752 228 001 6 7