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South Marine Plans Adopted

Posted 17/07/2018 13:41

The Government has now adopted England’s South Marine Plan, which brings a new approach to managing the seas between Kent and Devon.

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SIFCA Wins MSC Award

Posted 16/07/2018 11:04

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, has been given the "best innovator" award at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)'s 2018 awards night.

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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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Selsey Wins HLF Funding

Posted 10/07/2018 14:36

The ‘Sea’s the Day’ project, which aims to raise the profile of Selsey’s fishing industry, has been launched thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £35,800. Selsey Town Council successfully bid for the money for its Sea’s The Day project with support from the Selsey fishery, Chichester District Council and the Manhood Peninsula Partnership to help secure the grant.

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Fisheries white paper: sustainable fisheries for future generations

Posted 06/07/2018 08:22

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs invites your views on its proposals for the forthcoming Fisheries Bill and on its future vision for sustainable fisheries policy. Deadline is 12th September.

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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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National Oceanography Centre Open Day 2018

Posted 04/06/2018 09:53

Saturday 9 June 2017 10.30 am - 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

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Coastal Revival Fund Launched - deadline 5 July

Posted 24/05/2018 11:13

The Coastal Revival Fund is a £1 million fund to support the restoration of some of the nation’s most iconic and best-loved coastal architecture.

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Government launches microplastics research to protect oceans - 4/5/18

Posted 17/05/2018 11:35

A new research project analysing the impact of tyres and clothing on the marine environment has been launched by the Government.

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Secrets of the Solent project - Recruiting

Posted 23/04/2018 14:46

The Hants & Wight Wildlife Trust have been successful in securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Secrets of the Solent project. They are now looking to recruit two new members of staff.

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'Secrets of the Solent' Wins HLF Funding

Posted 17/04/2018 15:04

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £640,300 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to deliver an exciting programme called ‘Secrets of the Solent’.

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Southern Water launches Plastics Policy

Posted 26/03/2018 16:17

Southern Water has launched a plastics policy to help ensure the company, its employees, suppliers and customers reduce plastic waste wherever possible.

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Ocean plastic could treble in decade

Posted 21/03/2018 13:22

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to treble in a decade unless litter is curbed, the new Future of the Seas report has warned. Plastics is just one issue facing the world's seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution, it says.

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Chichester Harbour Microplastic Survey - 14th March

Posted 26/02/2018 11:25

On 14 March 2018, with the help of volunteers, a beach survey is going to be conducted for microplastics in 20 locations around the entrance to Chichester Harbour. The aim will be to take samples from a number of areas across the inter-tidal zone in order to provide information about the extent and location of the microplastics in this internationally important location. The survey will last from 9.30 in the morning to around 2.30 in the afternoon.

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New Investment at the The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Posted 21/02/2018 10:31

Details of how The National Museum of the Royal Navy is to invest almost £33million in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the wider city over the next two years have been unveiled.

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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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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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