Investigation into seal deaths

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which regulates of the use of English seas, is leading on an investigation to determine the cause of seal deaths on the North Norfolk coast.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which regulates of the use of English seas, is leading on an investigation to determine the cause of seal deaths on the North Norfolk coast.

At present there is no evidence of any criminal activity and the cause of the seal deaths is to be established.

With support from the Norfolk Police, the MMO will continue work to determine the cause of the deaths in an effort to eliminate risks to the local seal population.

The MMO will work with a number of key organisations and experts such as the Sea Mammal Research Unit, Natural England, the Eastern Sea Fisheries Joint Committee and others during the course of the investigation.


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The MMO continue to receive the support of the Norfolk Police as well as support from Statoil and Scira, who are currently engaged in an offshore windfarm construction at Sheringham Shoal.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, or their possible cause, please contact the MMO's Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team in Newcastle on 0191 376 2512.

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