The Solent Forum

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The Solent Forum is an independent coastal partnership, established in 1992 to develop a greater understanding among the many local and harbour authorities, user groups, marine businesses and agencies involved in planning and management of the Solent. It assists and advises them in carrying out their functions. The Forum now has over 50 members organisations representing a wide range of sectors. Download the Solent Forum brochure.

Events & Notifications

Solent Forum - 2/10/19

The autumn meeting of the Solent Forum will take place on 2 October 2019 in Cowes. For full details please refer to our Forum meetings page. Read More

Natural Environment Group - 17 October 2019

The Solent Forum's Natural Environment Group will next meet on Thursday 17 October 2019, at Havant Borough Council Plaza. Read More

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Defra Publishes new MCZs

Posted 31/05/2019 08:40

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has created 41 new Marine Conservation Zones. Regulators, such as the Marine Management Organisation and local Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA), will be responsible for ensuring the Marine Conservation Zones are managed to protect their species and habitats, working with local fishing communities and other organisations.

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Natural Capital Committee advice on marine management

Posted 14/05/2019 10:17

Defra has published a paper that sets out the Natural Capital Committees’ advice to government on management of the marine environment. It makes recommendations taking into account the broad goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan.

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