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Title: The Menai Strait Catchment Managment Plan Action Plan; 1995 (Bilingual)
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: cynllun rheoli dalgylch afon menai 1995 cynllun gweithredu
The Menai Strait catchment features immediate attractions for those interested in its scenic beauty or participation in the wide variety of water sports supported by the Catchment. The catchment is also of significant ecological importance having been a location, for more than a hundred years, of research into marine ecology, centred on the University College of North Wales, Bangor. This importance would be further enhanced by the designation of the Strait as only the second Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) in Wales, a proposal fully supported by the NRA. The main challenge of managing and improving the Menai Strait will be to achieve improvements in water quality by reducing the impact of sewage discharges. At the same time, a reduction in the discharges from boats will be sought - by encouraging the harbour and marina authorities to install pump - out facilities and, where necessary, by the introduction of byelaws. In order that migratory fish stocks may be safeguarded, byelaws have been introduced to prohibit gill netting during certain times of the year. The NRA's commitment to protecting people and property from flooding will be vigorously pursued, as demonstrated by our participation in the re-establishment of the sea defence at Dinas Dinlle. However, being realistic, it is important to recognise that there are a number of adverse impacts which fall outside the NRA's direct influence. These include, particularly, the transport of sediments into the Strait and algal blooms. This CMP Action Plan sets out issues and actions specific to the Menai Strait which have been agreed within the framework of these Guidance Notes. Section 4 outlines how the concerns of the water environment should influence the location and nature of development and land use change within the catchment.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: StraitsCatchment Management PlansAction plans
Geographic Keywords: WalesNorth West Wales catchment
Extent: n.p. [36]
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