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Exports of marine aggregates from UK licensed areas account for about one-third of the total production. It is important to note that this material is not extracted from the UK coastline, but from licensed offshore dredging areas following a comprehensive environmental impact assessment.
The following table (courtesy of the Crown Estate) outlines the percentage of aggregates extracted from Crown Estate licences within the UK seabed.
|Total UK aggregates landed from Crown Estate licensed areas (tonnes)||Percentage UK landed aggregates exported to EU member states|
Further information can be found in the British Geological Survey Report entitled 'The strategic importance of the marine aggregate industry to the UK' at:
http://www.bmapa.org/downloads/BMAP_download.pdf or from the Crown Estate website at: