Triennial Review of the Marine Management Organisation

Closed 11 Oct 2013

Opened 10 Sep 2013


The Triennial Review of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched on 10 September 2013.  As an executive non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), the MMO is required to undergo a Triennial Review to ensure that it is still needed as an individual NDPB and that it is operating in compliance with the principles of good corporate governance.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) was established on 1 April 2010 with a remit to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area, and to promote the UK government’s vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas. It is responsible for the delivery of a number of marine management and regulation activities, including fisheries management, marine planning and licensing, aspects of nature conservation and the delivery and administration of European grants for fishing industries and coastal communities.

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.

Why your views matter

Defra is interested in receiving responses to this questionnaire from the MMO’s customers, stakeholders and delivery partners.  This is to help us to understand their views of the organisation’s current performance, and the scope and benefits of any potential changes to existing practices. 

The closing date for responses is Friday 11th October 2013.  Responses received after that date will not be considered as part of the Review.

Please provide your response to each of the questions in the space provided.  There are no restrictions on length, and all boxes can be expanded.  While none of the questions are mandatory, we would be grateful if you could answer every question.  We are happy to receive supplementary information to support your answers, which can be submitted alongside your completed form.


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • All Marine Users
  • Fishermen
  • SME businesses
  • Energy suppliers
  • Leisure industry
  • Insurance industry
  • Shellfish Cultivators


  • Sustainable development
  • Marine
  • Marine Conservation Zones
  • Marine licensing
  • Common Fisheries Policy
  • Fish stocks
  • Shellfish
  • Sea angling
  • Shellfish