UK: Commercial Fishermen Concerned over Falmouth Dredging Plan

Fishermen in Falmouth say they will oppose any plans to use taxpayers’ money to pay for the dredging of the town’s harbour, informs bbc.co.uk.

Commercial fishermen raise concerns about the impacts of dredging.

Previous fisheries, such as the Thames cockle fishery and an oyster fishery in Southampton, were completely wiped out by a dredge nearby. So the two things we can look back on were disastrous.” says one fisherman.

Falmouth dredging could devastate the bay, ruining wildlife habitat and being disastrous to the seafood industry.

The proposed channel would cut through the fragile maerl habitat – a home to a diversity of marine life, which also forms a nursery for commercially important species such as scallops and crabs, the dredging could devastate the bay, ruining wildlife habitat and being disastrous to the seafood industry, fishermen consider.

The Falmouth plans involve dredging a deep channel to allow enormous cruise ships to visit the docks

Dredging Today Staff, July 24, 2012

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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