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Artificial Reef for the North-East?

Oct 22,2008 SACN


THERE was a wave of support yesterday for plans to build an artificial reef off the North East coast.

The reef, which would be off North Tyneside, could boost the developing surfing and diving markets as well as doubling as a fisheries nursery and protective coastal barrier against climate change sea level rises and storm surges........

.........Fisheries. The reef would attract marine life such as fish, crabs and lobsters and could become a nursery which would “seed” the sea to the benefit of biodiversity and commercial fishing. “By creating marine habitats it could also be used for educational and research purposes,” said Dr Rose.

Full story in The Journal



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