Hampshire & Isle of Wight wildlife Trust has been awarded a £640,300 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant through the National Lottery to deliver a new programme called ‘Secrets of the Solent’ (SOTS) over the next four years. Thousands of people live and work along the coast of the Solent, which supports important industries, fisheries and … Continue reading The secret’s out!
Solent Protection Society are associated with the Blue Marine Foundation, see the SPS Autumn 2017 Newsletter, and maintain a close interest in their activities. The Foundation have recently published their 2017 Annual Review which can be found here.
The Marine Management Organisation are holding public consultations on the latest round of Marine Conservation Zones ( MCZ) For full details of local drop in event click here MCZ Stakeholder event info - IOW MCZ IOW stakeholder event poster
For information the SPS response to the consultation on the South Marine Plan is available here.
Thompson Ecology have written a report on Wildlife law, published on their website on 24th June.
Natural England and the Marine Management Organisation are holding public consultations on the latest round of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ). A 'Local Community Stakeholder' event will be held at Riverside Community Centre, Newport, I.O.W on Wednesday 22nd March from 14:00 – 19:00. For further details, please take the following links: Natural England MCZ update. Natural … Continue reading MCZ Tranche 3 and public consultation
The following article explains the Society's thinking on the latest MCZ development: MCZ January 2016
The Solent Protection Society has sent the following letter to Defra concerning the current consultation about Marine Conservation Zones: SPS-April-2015-Defra-MCZ
MCZs: Defra consultation on the second tranche. The Solent Protection Society welcomes the Marine Conservation Zone initiative and considers that MCZs will greatly benefit the environs and ecology of the Solent, provided that designation and enforcement are based on sound science and wise management. On Friday 30th January, Defra announced the consultation on the second … Continue reading MCZs – Tranche 2
Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, has been appointed Environment Secretary in the re-shuffle. She has a keen interest in flooding and will lead the government's response to last winter's disasters. Responsibility for the MMO, NE, EA and the fishing IFCAs come within her department. She will be ultimately responsible for the designation of … Continue reading New Defra Minister