Consultations are essential in helping us deliver our objectives. We need to know that the work we are doing is clearly understood by those who are affected by any changes we make.
If you are running a consultation and would like to include us please send all details to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Proposed changes to the distribution of effort allocations to vessels administered in England for 2014-15
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is proposing some minor changes to the Cod Recovery Zone Days at Sea Scheme Rules for 2014-15. Download and read a short paper that sets out these possible changes (PDF 35 KB).
The changes take into account ideas and concerns expressed by fishermen during this year. The aim is to allocate effort so that the distribution of additional days better reflects the benefits that measures fishermen perform bring to the recovery of cod stocks.
If you wish to comment on these proposals please let Iain Glasgow have your views by close on Friday 15 November.
|30 October 2013||15 November 2013|
|South Plans Analytical Report formal consultation
The draft South Plans Analytical Report (SPAR) summarises the evidence and issues for the South Inshore and South Offshore marine plan areas. The information in this draft report has been drawn together to set out the evidence and identify the issues relevant to these marine plan areas and to inform the next steps in the planning process, such as generating a vision, objectives and then options.
|23 September 2013||1 November 2013|
|Consultation on byelaws to protect reef features
MMO is consulting on proposed new management measures to protect features of certain European marine sites (EMSs) from potential damage by bottom towed fishing.
|10 September 2013||22 October 2013|
|Draft East marine plans
The views of all those with an interest in the East marine areas are vital to the plan-making process.
The public consultation was announced to Parliament in a written ministerial statement from Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon. These are the first two of 11 marine plans to be delivered for England, and we are one of the first countries in the world to plan across all marine activities.
|16 July 2013||8 October 2013|
|Marine licensing applications: charges for monitoring and for varying licences
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking views on proposals to extend the Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) ability to recover the costs it incurs in dealing with licence applications under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
The powers to charge are not as wide as they were in the older licensing system. Particularly in allowing the MMO to recover costs incurred in monitoring sites where licensable activity is taking place, reviewing monitoring reports required from licensing holders, and in varying existing licences.
The Public Bodies Act 2011 allows the Secretary of State to change the funding arrangements of certain bodies such as the MMO. The government proposed the inclusion of the MMO in the act in order to give the Secretary of State the power to deal with the problems caused by the differences between the old and new licensing regimes.
The government now proposes to make an order under section 4 of the Public Bodies Act to change the MMO’s charging powers.
|12 July 2013||5 September 2013|
|Early engagement on management measures to protect reefs
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is beginning early engagement on management measures to protect features of certain European marine sites (EMSs) from potential damage by bottom towed fishing gear.
The MMO is holding discussions (at a series of drop-in sessions) with the fishing industry and other interested parties in relation to the following features of EMSs from 0 to 12 nautical miles off the Eastern and South West coasts.
|4 June 2013||5 August 2013|
|Marine conservation zone (MCZ) consultation on site designation by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs||13 December 2012||31 March 2013|
|Triennial review of Environment Agency and Natural England by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs||12 December 2012||4 February 2013|
|Consultation on the Marine Management Organisation (the MMO) Corporate Plan for 2013-2016 by the MMO||10 December 2012||11 January 2013|
|Consultation on the Fish Labelling (England) Regulations 2012 by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs||18 September 2012||13 November 2012|
|Draft vision and objectives for East marine plans||23 March 2012||20 April 2012|
|Draft Evidence and Emerging Issues Report||24 November 2011||10 January 2012|
|Reform of Domestic Fisheries Management Arrangements in England
Coastal drop-in sessions have been arranged to provide opportunity to discuss the proposals (22 June 2011)
|5 April 2011||30 June 2011|
|Review of Oil Spill Treatment Product Approval Scheme
Summary and response to the Review of the Oil Spill Treatment Product Approval Scheme
|15 February 2011||28 March 2011|
|Days at Sea Scheme: Allocation of days at sea to the English-administered fleet||11 March 2011||24 March 2011|
|Informal consultation on new marine licensing system
New marine licence system launched
|10 February 2011||Extended to 23 March 2011 for fees and charges draft guidance|
|Consultation on Corporate Plan 2011-15||10 March 2011||12 noon 18 March 2011|
|Consultation on Draft Statement of Public Participation for the East Inshore and East Offshore marine plan areas||24 January 2011||21 February 2011|
|Under 10 metre monthly catch limits consultation (cod VIId and North Sea whiting) and consultation results||14 January 2011||19 January 2011
24 January 2011
|Under 10 metre quota stock needs and monthly catch limits survey
Summary results from quota needs for the inshore fleet survey (PDF 2.3 MB)
|29 November 2010||31 December 2010|
|Under 10 metre cod VIId consultation
|20 September 2010||27 September 2010|