UK Laws and Regulations

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) uses an intelligence led risk based enforcement model to direct enforcement activities and resources. Any intelligence received by the MMO in relation to offences against cetaceans or anthropogenic impacts in MPAs designated for them is considered and appropriate enforcement action taken. As part of the Marine Licensing process for offshore construction, the MMO require and monitor the implementation of Marine Mammal Mitigation Protocols (MMMPs) to mitigate against harm and disturbance to cetaceans, including for piling work on wind farms.

Date Start
Status
Active
Summary/Text

laws, regulations and other regulatory measures related to cetaceans

Url
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protected-marine-species/cetaceans-dolphins-porpoises-and-whales
Profile
https://wwhandbook.iwc.int/en/country-profiles/united-kingdom
Country