Consultation outcome

Triennial review of the Marine Management Organisation

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The review concluded that the MMO’s functions are necessary and should continue to be delivered by a Non-Departmental Public Body, and that the MMO is best placed to carry out these functions.

Original consultation


This is a triennial review of the Marine Management Organisation.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

The triennial review of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will examine its functions, its governance arrangements and whether other delivery models would be more appropriate and in keeping with the government’s reform commitments.

Triennial reviews are part of the government’s rolling reform programme to consider whether bodies remain fit for purpose and continue to offer value for money.

The review will be proportionate to the scale of the MMO, and recognise both that it is a comparatively new organisation in its current form, and that aspects of the MMO have been subject to a number of reviews since 2010. This review will take into account the conclusions drawn from relevant recent reviews.

Defra is keen to hear from people with an interest in the MMO’s activities to understand their views of the organisation’s current performance, and the scope and benefits of any potential changes.

We aim to publish the conclusions of the review in early 2014.

Published 10 September 2013
Last updated 19 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added link to final triennial review report.
  2. First published.