Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 01 September 2018
From Peter John Nichols on behalf of Thanet Fishermen

Representation

I represent the Fishermen of Thanet Fishermen's Association, encompassing the harbours between Whitstable and Ramsgate. The proposed Thanet Extension is in an area that is fished consistently by our vessels which includes all methods: Trawling/ Static netting/Bottom drifting/ Surface drifting/ Lobster and Whelk potting. We are extremely unhappy about the proposed extension due to the loss of ground and opportunity. The domino effect will have an impact on the smaller vessels which do not necessarily fish the site but will be directly impacted by the displacement of the vessels that do. The cumulative impact of multiple offshore projects, including the extension of Thanet Windfarm, is having an major adverse effect on the fleet.