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Falmouth Dredging Trial: Results In

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8:03am 30th March 2014

The results are in from the trial dredge of Falmouth harbour.

Supporters say it is the only way to get giant cruise liners to stop at the port.

Officials are now reviewing the evidence before deciding whether to go ahead.

There are concerns it will damage protected habitats.

Mike Reynolds is from A&P which supports the dredge: "The facilities - the depth of water can't cope with the modern ships. If we carry out the dredging and create the facilties that go with it then we will be able to handle the modern ships that this port needs to have a long-term future."

A Falmouth fisherman had told Pirate FM that he is worried dredging would kill off protected species.

Campaigner Miles Hoskin tells us the trial area is six thousand times smaller than the real thing: "There are certainly a couple of positives for them from the trial but one of the really big negatives is this highly protected species, the maerl which is this rare stoney seaweed, that seems to have been killed off by the experimental disturbance."

8:03am 30th March 2014

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