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Allison Jones: Estuarine marinas a ticking slime bombNew Zealand Herald | 20 Aug 2013
As developers gear up to sell berths at the controversial Sandspit marina new research casts fresh doubt on the wisdom of building marinas in heavily-silting estuaries. Various estuarine marinas in the Auckland region have run into trouble over maintenance dredging issues.
Al Gillespie: Surf hotspots getting tough break (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 15 Aug 2013
More than 200,000 Kiwis and 30,000 tourists surf in New Zealand. Yet despite being part of a massive cultural influence, when it comes to decision making, the interests of these people are commonly ignored.
Oceana warning over Balearics dredgingWorld Fishing | 26 Mar 2013
Global ocean advocacy group, Oceana, has applauded the High Public Prosecutor of the Balearic Islands decision to stop dredging works at Mahón harbour, Menorca, until non-compliance issues are addressed.
Port of Tauranga claims super-size winNew Zealand Herald | 06 Mar 2013
The Port of Tauranga says a decision allowing it to make way for super-sized containerships has ended a near four-year battle with iwi - but one defiant opponent says his battle isn't over.
Tauranga port dredging gets green lightNew Zealand Herald | 05 Mar 2013
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has given the green light for Port of Tauranga to widen and deepen its shipping channels, creating space to let in bigger vessels.
Plans to dump sediment at sea blastedWorld Fishing | 15 Jan 2013
Oceana has requested that the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) reports on management of the material extracted in the dredging of Mahón harbour in Minorca.
Study finds wild mussel beds may recoverWorld Fishing | 16 Mar 2012
Overfishing and sedimentation have reduced the number of natural beds of green-lipped mussels from many regions around New Zealand and in the Firth of Thames the beds have all but gone.
UN probes threat to barrier reefBBC | 05 Mar 2012
A Unesco team arrives in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.
Port spoil runoff 'threat' to Great Barrier Reeftheaustralian.com.au | 01 Mar 2012
DUMPING millions of tonnes of dredge spoil into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park would be necessary because planned coal port expansions would overwhelm existing port-controlled disposal grounds, environment groups claimed yesterday.
Coal port growth threatens Barrier Reef: GreenpeaceReuters | 01 Mar 2012
PERTH (Reuters) - Australia's rapid expansion of coal ports in the next decade will threaten the Great Barrier Reef as increased ship traffic, port infrastructure and dredging put pressure on the world's largest coral reef, Greenpeace said on Thursday.
Falmouth Bay residents split over dredging plan for giant cruise linersGuardian Unlimited | 07 Feb 2012
Falmouth Bay is one of England's finest stretches of marine habitat, with a profusion of creeks that penetrate deep into the heart of the Cornish countryside, and oak woods covering the coastline. A controversial plan to dredge a channel through part of the bay to open up the port to giant cruise ships has caused consternation among conservationists.
EARTH: Geotubes - from sludge to shoreline protection to surfingEurekAlert | 14 Nov 2011
(American Geological Institute) What do geology and textiles have in common? More than you might think. Since the 1980s, coastal, ocean and hydraulic engineers have been reinforcing coastlines and cleaning up contaminated water from dredge materials and other sludges and slurries with a revolutionary fabric that combines the strength of certain textiles with geoscientific know-how.
Concerns despite dredge go-aheadalbany.yourguide.com.au | 21 Jan 2010
LOCAL business operators are concerned the dumping of spoil from dredging to deepen access to Albany Port could effect all activity in King George Sound, Princess Royal Harbour and Oyster Harbour for several years.
Marina waste to be dumped off Great BarrierNew Zealand Herald | 28 Dec 2009
Marina waste will be dumped on the continental shelf near Great Barrier Island in a trial given the go-ahead by Maritime New Zealand. The trial will last a year and will allow Coastal Resources to dump up to 7000cu m of dredged sediment from Pine Harbour Marina on the Whitford Estuary, at a site 26km east of Great Barrier.