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2002-2006, Coastal Fisheries Conservation and Management, Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm, Fish and Fisheries

2002-2006, Coastal Fisheries Conservation and Management, Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm, Fish and Fisheries

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Epifauna and Fish

Description

This project describes the baseline study of fish and fisheries at the site of the Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm.  The fish and shell fish fauna of Constable Bank are characteristic of inshore, shallow-water sandy areas around the coast of England and Wales; none is rare.  There is a nursery area of both plaice and Dover sole landward of Constable Bank between Colwyn Bay and Rhyl.  Several species of national and, or international nature conservation interest have been recorded in and around Liverpool Bay but, with the exception of smelt in the River Conwy, none appear to have a locally - based population.

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Baseline Report 2007