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News Along The Solent



This page is dedicated to news, views and highlights from around the Solent.  There is lots going on!


Thanks to the Solent Forum for providing some of this information.



· Read the results of the first national marine industry salary survey. The 2019 survey reveals a range of insights into the current state of the employment market in the UK.

· The Environment Agency are seeking views to help shape the management of the water environment, specifically river basin districts.

· Additional monitoring of compliance with fishing safety legislation is being put into practice by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

· A report on the economic and health impacts of walking on English coastal paths highlighted that visits boosted the economy by £350 million whilst supporting over 5,900 full-time equivalent jobs.

· Apply for Marine Management Organisation funding for the conservation of the marine environment and to make the fisheries sector more sustainable.

· The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs announce new protections for rare and vulnerable seabirds.

· The Solent LEP have contributed additional funds to the Isle of Wight railway to help upgrade its infrastructure.

· Look back at a busy 2019 for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.