Benthic sampling, Blyth
Pisces Conservation were requested to carry out benthic sampling in two areas around the site of a proposed biomass-fuelled power station in North Blyth, Northumberland.
Working with a local boat and crew, provided by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Pisces Conservation staff collected and analysed a series of benthic samples from the proposed intake and outfall areas around Blyth Harbour. Results from the benthic sampling formed part of the Aquatic Ecology chapter of the development application.
Pisces Conservation will use local expertise and knowledge wherever necessary to ensure safe and effective sample collection.