Benthic habitat assessments for marine developments

Guidance for marine developers

When to use benthic habitat assessment guidance

This is best practice technical guidance for developers designing marine benthic habitat surveys and monitoring in relation to maritime developments.

This guidance sets out our methods and approaches for survey and monitoring of benthic marine habitats where such work is required to support environmental and ecological impact assessments for developments and activities in or near Welsh waters.

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There are nine parts to this guidance (PDF):