Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 05 September 2018
From John Ramshaw Lowe


Skipper owner “Solar Star YH481” Member of Thanet Fishermen’s Association

The proposed Thanet Extension project will have a dramatic impact on my livelihood. I have been fishing this area using my lobster/crab pots for the past 35 years, and if the project goes ahead it will mean that I will no longer be able to support my family and household. When the original windfarm was constructed I lost a considerable part of my income. If the Thanet Extension goes ahead it will mean a stop in my fishing activity, 98% of my income is derived from the area proposed for development. It will impact on most members of the Thanet Fishermen’s Association in various ways either by stopping them fishing or from displacement of effort.