Month: June 2023

MMO Supports fishers in Roll-out of I-VMS

MMO Supports fishers in Roll-out of I-VMS. The MMO is aware of statements and communications circulating across social media and in industry press regarding the Inshore Vessel Monitoring System (I-VMS) programme. Specifically, those relating to the recent decision to remove two devices that were confirmed as not meeting the required specification following independent testing. In… Read more »

Allonby Bay Highly Protected Marine Area Designation Order Made

Allonby Bay Highly Protected Marine Area Designation Order Made The Designation Orders for the first three Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in English waters have been made. This means they are now available to view at They will each come into force on the 5th of July 2023. The designation of these sites reinforces… Read more »

Solway Coast AONB are Hiring!

The Solway Coast AONB are hiring a new Officer! The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Team is recruiting an experienced and enthusiastic member of staff to assist with the development and delivery of projects contributing to the conservation of the landscape. As the successful candidate you will be carrying out key work… Read more »

Solway Coast Discovery Days

Solway Coast Discovery Days We are pleased to announce that the King Charles III England Coast path celebratory event for Cumbria will be taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2023, 10am – 4pm at Blue Dial Farm, Allonby, (CA15 6PB) The event is being delivered by Solway Coast AONB with support from… Read more »

National Event Strategy review and refresh – Scotland: the perfect stage

National Event Strategy Review and Refresh – Scotland: the perfect stage Scotland’s national events strategy, ‘Scotland: the perfect stage (2015-2025)’, is being reviewed and updated. This will extend its term to the end of 2035. The Scottish events sector, Scottish Government and VisitScotland are working together with trade unions and local authorities to do this…. Read more »

Monitoring Survey for England’s Marine Plans

Monitoring Survey for England’s Marine Plans The monitoring surveys are one method used to provide data on the use of the marine plans and to support the Marine Management Organisations’ (MMOs) understanding of the influence marine plan policies have in the decision-making process. Information shared with the MMO is used to support a three-yearly report… Read more »