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Davie Tait
6th March 2018, 15:40
The MMO has announced it has suspended a marine licence for dredging and disposal of materials off the coast of Devon.

The MMO has suspended a marine licence for maintenance dredging of Exmouth Marina and disposal of related materials at the Sprey Point disposal site.

‘We are aware of concerns about Teignmouth beach and are working with other agencies to look into these,’ said Chief Executive Officer John Tuckett.

‘As a responsible marine manager we have taken a precautionary approach and suspended a marine licence for maintenance dredging of Exmouth Marina and disposal of related materials at the Sprey Point disposal site. This is until we are clear that materials found on Teignmouth beach are an aesthetic issue only.’

‘We are confident that an assessment carried out as part of the licence application process and in line with OSPAR guidelines, showed that the material is suitable for disposal at sea.’

Source: MMO