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Solent Forum Chair Awarded MBE

Posted 05/01/2021 10:03

The Solent Forum are delighted to announce that the Chair, Peter Barham, was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours for services to the maritime sector.

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Natural Capital and Water Quality in the Solent

Posted 18/12/2020 11:39

The Environment Agency and University of Portsmouth have published an excellent new report 'Valuing the Solent Marine Sites Habitats and Species: A Natural Capital Study of Benthic Ecosystem Services and how they Contribute to Water Quality Regulation.'

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Lymington Saltmarsh Enhancement

Posted 18/12/2020 16:21

ABPmer has published a report that reviews the status of Wightlink Ltd.’s saltmarsh enhancement and mitigation project at Lymington. This enhancement project was completed nearly eight years ago. It involved the use of maintenance dredge sediment from the Lymington marinas and harbour approaches to ‘recharge’ an eroding area of saltmarsh (Boiler Marsh) to the east of the Lymington River entrance.

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Fisheries Bill becomes law

Posted 24/11/2020 11:39

The Fisheries Bill has received Royal Assent after 10 months in Parliament. It will enable the UK to control who fishes in our waters through a new foreign vessel licencing regime and ends the current automatic rights for EU vessels to fish in UK waters.

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Turbine Hall at Fawley Power Station Demolished

Posted 19/11/2020 14:01

A controlled blast has brought down part of the turbine hall at Fawley Power Station. The explosion was carried out on the southern half of the hall - its roof was removed just over a year ago. The station's landmark chimney is yet to be demolished.

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The Nature Recovery Network (NRN)

Posted 18/11/2020 14:43

The Nature Recovery Network (NRN) Delivery Partnership, led by Natural England, brings together representatives from over 600 organisations to drive forward the restoration of protected sites and landscapes.

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Local Leaders Demanding Investment in Green Maritime Infrastructure and Technology

Posted 08/10/2020 11:40

Local leaders have co-signed a letter calling on the Chancellor to invest £1bn in the maritime sector to kick-start a world-leading maritime decarbonisation programme, creating tens of thousands of new green jobs as part of a green industrial revolution.

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Havant Borough Council enable nitrate neutral regeneration and redevelopment

Posted 11/09/2020 12:11

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP has visited Havant as its borough council became the first local authority in the country to enable regeneration and redevelopment through the novel solution of creating a nature reserve.

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The People and Nature Survey for England

Posted 11/09/2020 12:14

Government has published interim experimental indicators from the People and Nature Survey, covering the period 1-31 July 2020, to understand the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on how people use the natural environment in England.

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