UK: Officials Reveal Details of Falmouth Dredging Trial

According to thisiscornwall.co.uk, a small-scale dredging trial in Falmouth Harbour to measure the potential environmental impacts of relocating maerl habitat is set to go ahead this month after Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) awarded the work to a Chatham-based specialist dredging contractor.

The cost of the trial is expected to exceed £200,000 which is being funded jointly by FHC and Cornwall Council.

Thisiscornwall.co.uk also reports that the Council is contributing towards the cost of the trial in order to ensure the environmental impacts of re-locating dead maerl habitat, which is proposed as a mitigation measure in the dredging consent application, are fully evaluated and understood.

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Dredging Today Staff, September 4, 2012

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