We are responsible for issuing dispensations from national domestic and European marine fisheries legislation for the purposes of genuine scientific research.
If you think you require a dispensation, please complete the Dispensation request form (PDF 120 KB), providing as much detail as possible.
We require at least four weeks' notice prior to the start of a research programme.
For research in other UK waters, dispensations will be issued by the relevant devolved administration.
Local byelaws are the responsibility of the local inshore fisheries and conservation authority.
EU Marketing and Days at Sea Manager
Marine Management Organisation
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 376 2596
Fax: 0191 376 2681