There are several organisations throughout the UK, known as Competent Monitoring Authorities (CMAs), who are involved with the monitoring and data collection for this programme.  These comprise

  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
  • Department of Environment Marine Division (DOE Marine Division) (DOEM)
  • Environment Agency (EA)
  • Marine Scotland Science (MSS)
  • Natural Resource Wales (NRW)
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
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Snapshot of the MERMAN database home-page ©

These organisations collect data on behalf of

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Marine Scotland (MS)
  • The Welsh Assembly Government
  • Department of the Environment (DOE) (NI)
  • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) (NI)