This comprehensive source of information on the use of marine aggregate in construction provides technical information and links to sources of detailed information to assist in specifying and use of marine aggregate. The Marine Aggregate Information Centre is managed on behalf of The Crown Estate and supported by the Marine Aggregate Industry
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Marine aggregate extraction

Over 20 million tonnes of marine sand and gravel is extracted from over 65 licensed areas around the coast of England and Wales each yea

Around 17 per cent of the sand and gravel used in England and Wales is now supplied by the marine aggregates industry. It also makes a healthy contribution to our balance of payments through exports to the near continent.

Further Information

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British Geological Survey
BGS Report

Strategic Importance of the Dredging Industry to the UK
(PDF Document)
A report commissioned by BMAPA to examine the strategic role and importance of marine aggregates to the overall supply of aggregates in the UK. (2007)