The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) was established on 1 April 2010. The MMO licences, regulates and plans marine activities in the seas around England and Wales so that they're carried out in a sustainable way. It is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
The MMO is responsible for:
The local MMO office for the Solent is in Portsmouth:
PO Box 964
Telephone: 02392 864 917.