Report of the Working Group on Effects on Fisheries of Marine Sand and Gravel Extraction
At its 61st Statutory Meeting in Lisbon the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea passed the following resolution (C.Res.1973/2:9):
"It was decided that a Working Group should be established to:
(a) identify the effects (direct or indirect) and international implications of different methods of marine sand and gravel extraction on fisheries, particularly in the North Sea, English Channel and the Baltic;
(b) review techniques for studying these effects;
(c) compare national codes of practice for the control of dredging activities.
The Chairman of the Group should be Mr A J Lee and it should hold its first meeting for three days in February 1974 in London."
The Working Group held its first meeting at the Fisheries Laboratory, Lowestoft on 2-3 April 1974 aud this report details the proceedings.