Fisheries Survival Fund Releases New Video on English Fishermen’s History with Wind Farms
The Fisheries Survival Fund, representing the offshore scallop industry, sent two people to the UK last year to make a short film on the interactions between wind farm development and the fishing industry.
They found that initially, the UK government granted leases without even informing fishermen, who found out only when their grounds were already slated for development. Subsequently, new process have brought in the industry very early on in the license process, but many feel they are ‘listened to, but not heard’.
One of the biggest issues on one of the wind farms highlighted in the film are the sediment plumes which have changed the ecology of the local area, and driven away fish.
The Fisheries Survival Fund is particularly concerned...
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