Type of partnership: Neutral, broad-based and honest broker role.
Marine Plan Area: 8. South West Inshore
The Dorset Coast Forum is an established Strategic Coastal Partnership made up of over 220 public, private and voluntary member organisations. Its diverse membership includes the fishing, commercial, environmental, recreational, historical and tourism sectors who, as a whole, have expertise and local knowledge of Dorset's coast and inshore waters.
The Dorset Coast Forums overriding aim is to promote a sustainable approach to the management, use and development of Dorset's coast and inshore waters. It does this through its Dorset Coast Strategy, encouraging collaborative working, sharing of information and data, together with providing key links at Regional, National and European levels.
The Dorset Coast Forum covers from Lyme Regis to Christchurch out to 12 nautical miles. The Dorset Coast Forum team is hosted by Dorset County Council and funded by:
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Borough of Poole
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Dorset County Council
West Dorset District Council
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