About Native Marine Centre

About Native Marine Centre

Native Marine Centre ltd (NMC) is committed to providing a sustainable future for our oceans. We specialise in the consultation, handling and collection of native species for institutions focusing on the direct education and research of the marine environment. NMC plays a key role in helping advance the conservation and ethical care of marine life helping to create a greater understanding of the sea and it’s amazing inhabitants.

Collection Methods

NMC operates via a strict code of conduct, which is governed by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Natural England. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare and carrying out its activities in a responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. We ensure that the acquisition and transport of animals carried out using methods that minimise environmental impact and result in the highest possible standards of animal health and welfare.

NMC ltd use an array of specialised considerate methods and skills to ensure collections are sustainable and can be made year after year without having an impact with in the marine environment and the ecosystem. Due to our specialised gear and regular fishing ground rotation, NMC are able to target select species based on our clients’ needs and regulations imposed by authorities. Our collection methods utilise adapted traditional methods to minimise by catch and promote the use of environmentally non-destructive fishing methods.