The new report from the International Panel on Climate Change substantially confirms previous findings. Full details are available here. You can read the summary here.There is no disagreement among the authors about the confidence of the predictions. Only one dissenting author expressed disappointment at the lack of emphasis on mitigation and adaptation. There is no … Continue reading The new IPCC report.
Four Solent MCZ being considered for designation by 2015. On 24th February 2014, Defra announced that four Solent rMCZs are being considered for designation by the end of 2015. Further scientific research and assessment is being carried out. The research will underpin future management measures which will be specific to each MCZ. SPS will be … Continue reading MCZ developments in the Solent
RYA have released a statement that claims government is paying insufficient attention to social and economic factors when considering proposed MCZ designations. In the Solent, the candidate sites for the second tranche of designations would cover much of the northern shoreline of the Isle of Wight, from Bembridge to the Needles
Hannah Mossman's presentation to the SPS Council and invited guests on 3rd March bubbled with enthusiasm for the subject, and clear technical understanding.It was yet another step in the efforts of SPS to understand the issues arising from saltmarsh loss in the Solent. This interest was focussed in a conference that SPS organised in 2008. … Continue reading Can we create saltmarsh?
The RYA have published details of a DEFRA announcement of the next tranche of MCZs to be investigated. We agree with RYA that the decision to include the management measures in the consultation process is to be welcomed. Sites at Bembvidge; Norris to Ryde ( Osborne Bay); Yarmouth to Cowes; and the Needles are all … Continue reading MCZ tranche 2 update
On 20th February 2014 some 40 people gathered in the Lymington Community Centre to hear Colin Scott of ABPmer deliver an appraisal of the progress being made with coastal habitat creation work. He summarised progress and issues in national context (drawing upon feedback from the ABPmer conference held in November 2013 as sponsored by the … Continue reading Lymington Habitat Creation Lecture
Managing commercial fishing Natural England, JNCC, MMO and IFCA have jointly produced a risk matrix which sets a timetable to introduce management measures to protect SAC's and SPA's By the end of 2013 the MMO and IFCAs had nine byelaws in place protecting sites . They expect to confirm seven more by 31 March 2014 … Continue reading Fishing Focus Winter 2013/14
A lecture in Lymington by Colin Scott of ABPMer Thursday 20th Feb 7:30 pm Fuller/ MClellan Room, Lymington Community Centre, Cannon Street, SO41 9BQ • 20 years ago the practice of coastal habitat creation was a relatively novel concept and undertaken at a small-scale if at all; • Today practices such as the landward ‘managed … Continue reading The Lymington Habitat Creation Lecture
The presentations given at the ABP Mer Conference in November (and the formal proceedings) are now available for download via Linked In. The conference report is available from the Resources section of this website (go to Proceedings where SPS is a sponsor or participant) The conference, for which Solent Protection Society was one of the … Continue reading Habitat Creation Conference presentation downloads available
This newsletter moves quite a few things forward, including report back on the South Coast Plan workshops Nomination of new liaison officers for the South Coast Announcement of several evidence gathering reports ( on which we have already commented)