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Developing a procedure to assess the effects of dredging on commercial fisheries - AE0253

Summary Objective:-
Review the existing procedure used to evaluate the effects of dredging on fisheries. Prepare a protocol that describes the current decision-making process, test and refine this protocol using current licence applications with the aim of providing a standardised framework that will assist the navigation and coastal dredging industry.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Assist DEFRA by increasing the transparency of evaluation procedures for Environmental Impact Assessments and improve the quality of advice provided to potential FEPA license applicants.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Developing a procedure to assess the effects of dredging on commerical fisheries   (266k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2002

Cost: £76,767
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine