What we do

We license, regulate and plan marine activities in the seas around England and Wales so that they're carried out in a sustainable way.

MMO is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

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Our policies

  1. Reforming and managing marine fisheries for a prosperous fishing industry and a healthy marine environment

    What the government is doing to protect fish stocks by managing quotas, reducing discards, reforming fisheries and funding research and monitoring programmes.

  2. Protecting and sustainably using the marine environment

    What the government is doing to protect the marine environment and biodiversity through planning, regulation, science and research.

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Documents

Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. Approved oil spill treatment products

    • 3 March 2015
    • Statutory guidance
  2. Fishing vessel licence variations

    • 2 March 2015
    • Statutory guidance

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Our statistics

  1. Monthly sea fisheries statistics

    • 26 September 2014
    • Statistics
  2. UK sea fisheries statistics: 2013

    • 25 September 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics

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Our management

Contact MMO

Head office address

Lancaster House
Hampshire Court
Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 7YH

Communications team

Contact details for enquiries from journalists/media organisations only.

Brixham office

New Fish Quay
Brixham
Devon

TQ5 8AW

Grimsby office

Estuary House
Wharncliffe Road
Grimsby
Lincolnshire

DN31 3QL

Harwich office

Customs House
Main Road
Dovecourt
Harwich
Essex

CO12 3PG

Hastings office

Fish Market
Rock-A-Nore Road
Hastings
East Sussex

TN34 3DW

Lowestoft office

Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk

NR33 0HT

North Shields office

Neville House
Central Riverside
Bell Street
North Shields
Tyne and Wear

NE30 1LJ

Penzance office

St Clare Offices
St Clare Street
Penzance

TR18 3QW

Plymouth office

The Fish Quay
Sutton Harbour
Plymouth
Devon

PL4 0LH

Poole office

The Quay
Poole
Dorset

BH15 1HP

Portsmouth office

(postal address)
PO Box 964
Portsmouth

PO1 9NR

Preston office

Barton Hall
Garstang Road
Preston

PR3 5HE

Scarborough office

Unit 2a
Newchase Court
Hopper Hill Road
Eastfield
Scarborough
North Yorkshire

YO11 3YS

Shoreham office

Pilots' Watch House
Basin Road South
Portslade
West Sussex

BN41 1WD

Whitehaven office

Fish Hall
North Harbour
North Shore
Whitehaven
Cumbria

CA28 7XY

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Lancaster House
Hampshire Court
Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 7YH

To request information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Data Protection Act 1998.

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