FMIG: The impact of offshore wind development on fisheries

Date: 01 February 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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This meeting will look at the impacts of offshore wind farms and offshore floating wind technology on fisheries interaction.

The UK Government Net Zero Strategy has set out how the UK will deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. A major expansion in renewable energy is needed to help reach this target, with a particular focus on offshore wind projects.

This Fisheries Management and Innovation Group (FMIG) bite-size meeting will look at the impacts of offshore wind farms and offshore floating wind technology on fisheries interactions. It will focus on how ecological change and the presence of infrastructure affects fishing activities and fishing behaviour, as well as look at the resulting economic and cultural effects on fishing and coastal communities.

Our speakers will cover the following in our event programme below: 

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
Government/Crown Estate to talk about how they decide licence areas and the long-term goal
  • Sion Roberts
    Crown Estate
Wind farm development
  • Dr Monica Fundingsland
    Equinor, Norwegian Offshore Developer, and a world-leader in Floating Wind technology
The fishing sector that deals with the issue and the pressures fishermen face
  • Raymond Hall
    Renewable Energy Policy Officer, Scottish Whitefish Producers Association Limited
End of event

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