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5.1.2 North Devon: Focus of study

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5 1 2  Subtidal habitats

What ecosystem services ?

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  • Nursery habitats and food for commercially targeted fish and shellfish : bass, cod, skate & ray, lobster, flatfish (sole & plaice)
  • Waste remediation
  • Carbon sequestration


The objective was to raise awareness of the importance of sedimentary habitats, and to explore whether it was possible to generate information that would support the North Devon Biosphere Reserve management partnership’s input into local and national initiatives including the designation of Marine Conservation Zones and the proposed development of an offshore wind farm.

5 1 2 Scenario process

 Figure: Summary of Scenario Process

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