Research and analysis

Fisheries Challenge Fund: Impact of bait collecting in Poole Harbour and other estuaries within the Southern IFCA District

The project aimed to understand the effects and impact of bait digging on the marine environment.

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The main aim of the project was to fill in the gaps in the understanding of the effects and the impact of bait dragging on the marine environment by assessing effort and conducting fieldwork into the biological chemical and physical differences between areas of high and low activity.

The research was carried out from April 2012 to April 2013 in Poole Harbour by the University of Southampton and Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA).