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

SEMS Management Group - 23/9/2021

The SEMS Management Group will meet on 23rd September 2021 via an online meeting platform. Read More

Solent Forum Working Arrangements in response to COVID-19

Forum staff will continue to maintain the Forum’s core service with staff working from home. We can contact members by telephone or Microsoft Teams video conferencing.
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Latest News

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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