Fishermen must have a say in the location of offshore wind farms, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) said on Wednesday.
- Barry O’Halloran
- The Irish Times
Building offshore wind farms can have a severe negative impact on marine life and fisheries, according to a report from MEPs, who want the EU to safeguard fishermen’s livelihoods.
A majority of them voted for a resolution calling for fishermen and other interested parties to be allowed take part in decisions on locating and building wind farms.
They highlight that coastal and small-scale fisheries, which account for 80 per cent of…