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Natural England and JNCC guidance on key sensitivities of habitats and Marine Protected Areas in English waters to aggregate resource extraction 2021

Marine JNCC Publications Protected Areas 0963-8091 JNCC report series Marine Marine protected area 694 Natural England

Abstract

This document provides high level advice for environmental considerations that are essential for aggregate operations in English inshore and offshore waters, compiled by Natural England (NE) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), the government’s advisers on the marine environment within English territorial waters and UK-wide offshore waters, respectively.

The advice highlights the pressures associated with the aggregate industry, as well as the impacts that dredging can have on the marine environment. It further discusses the habitats and species that are the most sensitive to the impacts. While there is an emphasis on benthic habitats, other receptors are also addressed including birds, marine mammals, sandeel and herring, and benthic species.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·09·01

Citation
Atterbury, A., Canning, S., Dinwoodie, K., Hall, R., Piesinger, N., Stewart, D., Thorpe, E. & West, L. 2021. Natural England and JNCC guidance on key sensitivities of habitats and Marine Protected Areas in English waters to aggregate resource extraction. JNCC Report No. 694. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This document was produced by JNCC in collaboration with Natural England. It was produced for The Crown Estate as part of JNCC and NE’s discretionary advice service agreement.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·09·02

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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