• Industry

    Much of the focus of industrial activity within the area is around Montrose Harbour.

    Such a busy port flanked by a pharmaceuticals company poses the risk of occasional pollution incidents such as oil spills or trade waste and also ballast (from production of, for example, concrete) water being released.

    Dredging the estuary each year to allow ships to pass safely also will result in temporary releases of sediment.

    All of these activities can affect the quality of water and species such as migratory salmonids that enter the area at the harbour mouth.

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