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 - 10/10/18

The autumn meeting of the Solent Forum will take place on 10 October 2018 in Southampton. For full details please refer to our Forum meetings page. Read More

Natural Environment Group - 21/11/18

The Solent Forum's Natural Environment Group will next meet on 21 November 2018 in Portsmouth. The meeting will commence at 10am. Read More

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Microbeads ban comes into force

Posted 19/06/2018 08:22

A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force as part of the Government’s efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment.

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Marine Conservation Zones: Tranche 3 Consultation

Posted 08/06/2018 16:22

Defra want to know what you think about its proposals to designate a further 41 MCZs around the UK. It is also seeking your views on plans to add new features to 12 existing MCZs. MCZs are areas of sea where we protect rare or important features from damaging activity.

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