Nick Baxter

MMO Appointee – Marine Environment

Nick is a retired Naval Officer, MoD Civil Servant and secondary school science teacher who is now employed by Lancashire Constabulary currently working a large rural beat encompassing coastal, estuarine, marsh and farm land.  Nick holds both an MA in Law, specialising in Environmental Law, and an MSc.

Prior to retiring, during his time working with the MoD he was responsible for drafting various regulations appertaining to the activities of his particular department and ensuring as the Head of Legal and Technical Compliance that these were effectively translated into operational practice.

He is from one of the oldest commercial inshore fishing families in Morecambe and has fond memories of helping his grandfather fishing in the Bay from an early age. Until recently retiring he completed 20 years voluntary service with the RNLI as both a Coastal Safety Officer and Deputy Launching Authority at Morecambe Lifeboat Station. He has been an elected member of both Lancaster City Council and Morecambe Town Council and is active in various naval ex-service organisations and a Trustee and vice-chairman of Morecambe Sea Cadets.

In his “spare” time he is a voluntary bailiff for the Angling Trust and enjoys recreational game and course fishing.

Nick is passionate about environmental sustainability particularly the managed conservation of fish stocks and the active reduction in illegal fishing.