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2011, ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd., Direct and Indirect Impacts of Aggregate Dredging

2011, ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd., Direct and Indirect Impacts of Aggregate Dredging

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd.

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

Approximately 20 million tonnes of sand and gravel are dredged from the seabed
in England and Wales each year. The area of seabed dredged in 2008 was around
138 km2 representing a tiny overall proportion of the UK Continental Shelf (around
0.01%). The industry provides major economic and social benefits through its overall
contribution to the UK ec...