In brief: Research shows seabed takes longer than thought to recover from dredging

The seabed takes longer to recover from dredging than previously thought, according to latest research. The study, carried out by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science for the ODPM, DEFRA and the Crown Estate, shows that the recovery of some sites takes longer than the two to three years indicated by previous research. The research examined four sites off the eastern and southern coasts of England. Assessment of the Rehabilitation of the Seabed After Marine Aggregate Dredging can be viewed via www.PlanningResource.co.uk.

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