Marine environment


  1. Submit evidence for marine planning

    How to submit evidence as part of the marine planning process.

  2. Get an oil spill treatment product approved: application form

    Application form for getting an oil spill treatment product approved.

  3. Vessel Safety Information Card

    To be used for recording aspects of safety on vessels

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Do I need a marine licence?
  2. Water Framework Directive assessment: estuarine and coastal waters
  3. European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF): apply for funding
  4. European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF): before you apply
  5. Make a marine licence application
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News and communications

  1. FCO reaches major milestone in plastic elimination campaign
  2. UK Hydrographic Office presents Guyana with marine geospatial data
  3. Marine and citizen scientists take to the seas to help secure a future for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in UK waters
  4. UK marine scientists begin work to deliver marine litter action in South Pacific
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Research and statistics

  1. R086 - The location, condition and features of significant sites for habitat creation or restoration
  2. R095 - National Seascape Character assessment
  3. Dredged Material Disposal Site Monitoring 2017
  4. Dredged Material Disposal Site Monitoring 2016
  5. Recommendations to inform a UK ocean acidification monitoring strategy
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. The Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018: draft guidance
  2. Single use plastic: banning the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England
  3. National FCERM strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report
  4. Marine conservation plans
  5. Marine Management Organisation (MMO) Business Impact Target (BIT) assessments
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Goodwin Sands Aggregate Dredging Scheme
  2. Falmouth Harbour
  3. Port of Holyhead expansion
  4. Port of Barrow operations and maintenance facility
  5. Hornsea two deemed marine licence variation
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