The KIMO network in the United Kingdom was formed in 1991 shortly after the establishment of KIMO International.
KIMO UK currently counts eight members, we work together to exchange information, lead by example, lobby national government, make joint representations and undertake local environmental projects.
Since 2004, we have overseen the UK’s Fishing for Litter projects, which operate in Scotland and South West England. Together, they have collected more than 1,866 tonnes of plastic pollution and other rubbish. That’s the same weight as 155 double decker buses – or five fully-fuelled jumbo jets.
KIMO UK members want to maintain a healthy marine environment. We work for safer, cleaner shipping and the responsible operation and decommissioning of oil and gas installations. We have also campaigned on radioactive emissions and nuclear safety – both from power plants and the transport and shipping of nuclear materials.
Recently, our members helped to secure the provision of Emergency Towing Vessels in Scotland.
Our current members councils are Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, and South Ayrshire.
You can follow KIMO UK on Twitter.
To learn more, and for information about how to join, please get in touch with our national coordinator.