Marine Management Organisation

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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

The MMO is responsible for:

managing and monitoring fishing fleet sizes and quotas for catches
ensuring compliance with fisheries regulations, such as fishing vessel licences, time at sea and quotas for fish and seafood
managing funding programmes for fisheries activities
planning and licensing for marine construction, deposits and dredging that may have an environmental, economic or social impact
making marine nature conservation byelaws
dealing with marine pollution emergencies, including oil spills
helping to prevent illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing worldwide
producing marine plans to include all marine activities, including those we don’t directly regulate

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
John Tuckett, CEO
Switchboard Number: 
0300 123 1032