Research and analysis

Seasonal risks of marine activities

Evidence requirement R113: Seasonal risks of marine activities: balancing social, economic and environmental impacts


Seasonal risks of marine activities - Balancing social, economic and environmental impacts

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Requirement R113

Requirement detail

The timing of marine works is generally driven by measures to mitigate risks to seasonable birds / migrating fish. This often means that works take place during summer months which could potentially lead to a larger impact on social and economic factors (for example tourism) than might occur during other seasons. This work would outline a process to balance the risks of an activity (environmental, social and economic) against the benefits and potentially propose approaches to mitigate the risk within the licensing framework.

Published 12 October 2017