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Marine Conservation Grants – Applications Invited

Posted 15/02/2018 12:39

If you are planning a marine conservation project, you may be eligible to apply for a grant from Sea-Changers. They give a number of small grants (generally under £1,000) and tend to support grass roots and community based projects.

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Eling Wharf Acquired by ABP

Posted 29/01/2018 12:13

Eling Wharf has been acquired by ABP Southampton. The 41 acre site, which sits adjacent to the A35 and is predominantly used for storage, is currently home to 24 tenants running a variety of businesses.

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Southampton Historians Launch Map of Tudor Trading Routes

Posted 29/01/2018 11:48

Historians at the University of Southampton have, for the first time, visually represented the complex and sophisticated nature of merchant trading routes and maritime ports operating during the late medieval and Tudor periods.

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Bembridge Harbour Plans

Posted 22/01/2018 10:09

In December 2015, the Isle of Wight Council issued a resolution to grant planning approval, subject to a Section 106 Planning Agreement, for the new Bembridge Harbour facilities complex and other benefits to be constructed in a phased plan, before the 13 houses are built together with an obligation for any ‘excess’ profit to be reinvested within the Harbour.

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2018-2020 Minor projects: Call for proposals

Posted 19/01/2018 17:03

There is an opportunity to apply for SCOPAC research funds as a contribution towards a study related to coastal management. Up to £8,000 is available, typically split between two research projects running in parallel over two years (2018/19 and 2019/20).

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A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment

Posted 11/01/2018 14:49

Defra has published its 25 Year Environment Plan.

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New Harbour Master for Southampton

Posted 03/01/2018 09:49

A new Harbour Master is at the helm at the Port of Southampton, with responsibility for one of the busiest waterways in the world.

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New guidance for fishermen ahead of next phase of the discard ban

Posted 21/12/2017 11:34

The next phase of the landing obligation, also known as the ‘discard ban’, comes into force from 1 January 2018.

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Managing marine recreational activities: a review of evidence (NECR242) - 27/11/17

Posted 30/11/2017 14:01

Natural England and the Marine Management Organisation commissioned a study to collate and update the evidence base on the significance of impacts from recreational activities on designated features in MPAs. It carried out a review and collated case study examples of the range of management options such as codes of conduct and engage with national governing bodies for different activities to look at existing national good practice, opportunities for further work and recommendations. View the report.

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Land Rover BAR install the UK's first Seabin

Posted 13/10/2017 11:43

Land Rover BAR have partnered with Seabin Pty to install the UK's first Seabin on the pontoon of the team's base in Portsmouth. The Seabin, an automated rubbish collection device, will sit alongside 1,000 oysters housed in protected cages on the dock, introduced as part of a scientific project and launched in 2015.

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