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LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Behaviour Change Project

Posted 17/01/2022 15:27

A new report shares findings from part of the LIFE-funded Recreation ReMEDIES project, which focused on understanding the behaviours of recreational boaters in selected sites on the south coast of England.

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Solent News Issue 51 Published

Posted 13/01/2022 15:22

We have just published issue 51 of Solent News, our biannual newsletter with a round up of what has been happening around the Solent and the latest national coastal news.

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Management of anchoring in Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone

Posted 01/12/2021 14:26

From 17 December 2021, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is introducing a phased voluntary approach for the management of anchoring in Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ).

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Environment Act becomes law

Posted 10/11/2021 12:54

Legislation that will protect and enhance our environment for future generations has now passed into UK law. The Act seeks to clean up the country’s air, restore natural habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste and make better use of our resources.

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Portsmouth Port's Extended Berth Opens

Posted 24/09/2021 08:21

Portsmouth Port's extended berth is to be given the ceremonial name of 'The Ayrton Berth', after the British engineer, mathematician, physicist, suffragette and inventor Hertha Ayrton, who was born in Portsmouth.

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Demolition of the 650ft chimney at Fawley power station

Posted 15/10/2021 11:15

The massive structure, which has dominated the entrance to Southampton Water for half a century, was blown up on Sunday October 31 at 7am. Watch at:

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Solent Seagrass Restoration Progresses

Posted 17/08/2021 09:10

Scuba divers have collected more than half a million seeds from healthy seagrass meadows around Osborne Bay, Yarmouth and Bouldnor in the Solent for replanting in parts of the Solent where seagrass has been lost or degraded.

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Secrets of the Solent Film

Posted 29/07/2021 09:12

The Hants and Wight Wildlife Trust have launched its new Solent film, which celebrates the diversity of our local marine wildlife and features interviews with its Marine Champions.

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Designation of pilot Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs)

Posted 08/07/2021 13:45

The UK government has committed to identify and designate pilot Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in English waters by the end of 2022. Defra, JNCC, Natural England, Cefas, the Marine Management Organisation and the Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities will work together, with stakeholders, to identify potential pilot sites.

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Fiftieth Edition of Solent News Published

Posted 07/07/2021 15:37

We have just published the fiftieth edition of Solent News. This bi annual round up of what is happening in the Solent is sent out widely and freely to those working and living in the Solent.

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Hythe Ferry service saved by community fundraising

Posted 25/06/2021 14:19

Hundreds of people have helped raise enough money to save a ferry service after it announced it had run out of money due to Covid restrictions. More than £60,000 has been raised to rescue Hythe Ferry, which links the Waterside and Southampton.

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