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2008, Cefas, Scale and impact of fishing activities in the Eastern English Channel

2008, Cefas, Scale and impact of fishing activities in the Eastern English Channel

Topic categories:

Epifauna and Fish

Shipping and Navigation

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

May 2005 - Jun 2005

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Cefas

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

Extensive research into the ecological impacts of bottom trawling has indicated that fishing activities have the ability to significantly change seabed communities.  Similarly, research into aggregate extraction has provided an understanding of the impacts on benthic communities within and in the vicinity of aggregate extraction sites.  To understa...