How do offshore wind farms affect fishing?

It is very important that offshore wind farms are developed in a sensitive way, taking into account other users of the sea. During the Development phase we will be looking at issues such as what types of fishing can take place within a wind farm, and the best way for the industries to coexist.

Yushan’s approach is to study the fish resource and fishing activity of the region within which a proposal sits and to discuss the project with the fishing industry and hold discussions with the relevant fishing organisations.

Scientific research indicates that large permanent offshore structures actually create feeding grounds for fish by attracting molluscs and other marine creatures.

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