The Solent was once the largest oyster fishery in Europe. Its waters were reknowned for the mollusc - known as 'the poor man's food' because it was so abundant.
However, over-fishing brought the Solent oyster to the brink of extinction until catching them was banned in 2013.
Now a major environmental project - fronted by TV presenter Ben Fogle, aims to restore the oyster population there by putting millions back. Martin Dowse reports.
With the EU referendum just weeks away, some of us are still deciding whether to vote in or out. And nowhere is the debate more impassioned than in the fishing industry.
Many inshore fisherman say quotas imposed by Brussels have destroyed their livelihoods.
Others say the limits on what can be caught have been vital to protect dwindling fish stocks.
Malcolm Shaw reports now from Hastings, where fishing has been a way of life for over 1000 years.
Scientists at the University of Southampton's National Oceanography Centre have discovered that fish living in very deep water are responsible for removing and storing millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
If too many of them are caught then that could have a detrimental effect on climate change.
Chad the Carp is safe and well and is being treated for injuries to his tail and side. He has now been reunited with his best friend, Steve the Sturgeon. Both escaped from Romsey World of Water during the recent floods. Steve the Sturgeon was recovered, but Chad remained on the missing list.
A couple who were walking their dog spotted Chad near the Salmon Leap pub in Totton - seven miles away -and gave him some bread. Rob Bailey from Romsey World of Water left a bread trail and recaptured Chad.
Staff at Romsey World of Water treated Chad's wounds. A hook had to be cut in half before being removed. Chad is making a good recovery.
Chad the Carp has been reunited with his best friend, Steve the Sturgeon. Both escaped from Romsey World of Water during the recent floods. Steve the Sturgeon was recovered, but Chad remained on the missing list.
A couple who were walking their dog spotted Chad near the Salmon Leap pub in Totton - seven miles away -and gave him some bread.
Rob Bailey from Romsey World of Water left a bread trail and recaptured Chad. More details to follow.
Fishermen in Hastings and Hythe have been catching fish for centuries, yet each year becomes tougher. Andy Dickenson speaks to fishermen in the South East following the announcement that fishing quotas will be cut by up to 30 per cent.
Even MEPs are concerned for the survival for the fishing industry.
The Environment Agency is launching a new project to protect Salmon stocks in the Solent.
The Salmon Watch campaign is part of the Environment Agency's ongoing crackdown against fish theft and illegal angling.
Rivers in Hampshire are world famous for their salmon populations but surveys on the River Test and Itchen show that numbers are well below their conservation target.
Since a previous anti-poaching campaign in 2012, Environment Agency Fisheries Officers have arrested or cautioned five poachers who were caught fishing illegally as a direct result of reports received from the public.
Coastal fishing fleets in the south-east - many of them facing financial crisis - were thrown a lifeline in an historic High Court ruling today.
Small-scale fishermen with boats under ten metres long are being handed some of the fishing quota currently held by the consortiums that control bigger vessels.
Meridian presenter Sangeeta Bhabra spoke to Jerry Percy from the fishermen's campaign group - the New Under Ten Fishermen's Assosiation. She began by asking him what the landmark ruling means for coastal fishing fleets in Kent and Sussex.