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Dorset Coast Forum

The Dorset Coast Forum is an independent strategic coastal partnership, hosted by Dorset County Council.  It works with stakeholders to promote a sustainable approach to the planning, management, use and development of the Dorset coast and its inshore waters, from Lyme Regis to Christchurch out to 12 nautical miles.


Established in 1995, it has been successful in disseminating information, delivering projects, events and conferences to diverse marine and coastal sectors along the Dorset coast. The Forum currently has over 260 Funders and Member Organisations from the public, charity and private sector including local authorities, fishing, commercial, environmental, recreational, historical, maritime, business and tourism sectors. All Forum members have expertise, local knowledge and a deep understanding of Dorset's coast and its inshore waters.