The Crown Estate and British Marine Aggregate Producers Association publish their annual "Area Involved" report

Mining & Quarrying

The Crown Estate and the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) have published their 23rd annual ‘Area Involved’ report, which details changes in the extent of the seabed area licensed and dredged for marine aggregates during 2020.

The 'Area Involved' initiative commenced in March 1999 when BMAPA and The Crown Estate made a public statement of intent which committed both parties to review all dredging licences on a rolling five-year basis, surrendering areas no longer containing economic resources of marine sand and gravel, and publishing an annual report detailing the extent of dredging activities within licensed areas.