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Title: Fal and St Austell : second annual review
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
An important part of the Local Environment Agency Plans (LEAPs) process is to monitor the Action Plan to ensure that targets and actions are achieved and that the plan continues to address relevant and significant issues within the area. This Annual Review reports on the progress made since the publication of the Fal an St Austell Streams 1st Annual Review in April 1999 and details the progress of work shown in the activity tables as well as any additional actions required in light of changes in the area. In February 2000 the Agency held an Annual Review Forum in Camborne. A large number of interested parties were invited to discuss key local environmental issues. Attendees were split into smaller groups to discuss wide-ranging subject matter. The aim of these discussions was to find new issues and new solutions, providing an interactive way forward. Feedback from the groups has been included within this document. In the east of the area china clay extraction, the dominant activity, has a significant affect on the area. Historic mineral mining has left a legacy of old mines and adits, particularly in the Carnon Downs area. The remainder of the area is rural in character, ranging from moorland headwaters, to arable farmland, meadowland and extensive woodland in the lower reaches of the rivers. The whole of the area is very heavily visited and tourism is an important part of the local economy. Falmouth is an important port fo r both recreational and commercial vessels as it is a deep water port and can refit ships of considerable size. Truro is the administrative capital for the county of Cornwall. The Fal Estuary is known for its oyster beds. The area contains a variety of freshwater fisheries, with most watercourses supporting populations of fish including brown trout, and some supporting migratory sea trout and salmon. The estuaries and coastal waters contain a wide variety of fish and shellfish.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Bodmin
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningWater qualityRiversRiver fisheriesSea levelWaste managementPollution controlFlood controlRiver Quality Objectives
Geographic Keywords: St Austell (Cornwall)Fal (Cornwall)West Cornwall and the Fal catchmentFalmouth
Extent: 71
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