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2009, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Marine Space Ltd, Quantifying and Valuing the Impacts of Marine Aggregate Extraction on Ecosystem Goods and Services

2009, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Marine Space Ltd, Quantifying and Valuing the Impacts of Marine Aggregate Extraction on Ecosystem Goods and Services

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Epifauna and Fish

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Dec 2008 - Sep 2009

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Marine Space Ltd

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

The aim of this project was to analyse the economic and societal costs and benefits of marine aggregate extraction with particular emphasis on the impacts on ecosystem goods and services. Through naturally occurring processes and functions, ecosystems (both marine and terrestrial) provide a number of direct and indirect benefits to human societies....