Set limits on the area that can be covered by utility and service lines at one location
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Utility and service lines, such as communication and power cables, and oil and gas pipelines, can impact subtidal benthic invertebrates through physical damage and habitat loss. Limits could be set on the area of seabed that can be covered by utility and service lines. This may reduce the level and spatial extent of threat by preventing additional installation, and therefore benefit subtidal benthic invertebrates.