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Modiolus Restoration Research Project: Final Report and Recommendations


Roberts, D and Allcock, L and Farinas-Franco, JM and Gorman, E and Maggs, CA and Mahon, AM and Smyth, D and Strain, E and Wilson, CD, Modiolus Restoration Research Project: Final Report and Recommendations, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Belfast, 20th May 2011 (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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In 2004, following formal complaints (2003/5272 & 2004/4112) to the European Commission, the UK government became exposed to a very serious risk of infraction for alleged breaches of Articles 2 and 6 of the Habitats Directive. At that time government stated that ‘appropriate regulatory action under Article 6.2 of the Habitats Directive has been undertaken in an attempt to prevent deterioration of the Modiolus reefs’ and undertook ‘to comply with obligation in Article 2.2 of the directive to restore the Modiolus reefs to favourable conservation status.’

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:restoration, reefs, conservation
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Strain, E (Dr Beth Strain)
ID Code:141437
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2020-10-20
Last Modified:2020-10-20

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