Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 07 September 2018
From Thomas Henry Brown on behalf of Thanet Fisherman

Representation

I am lodging this objection on behalf of the members of Thanet fishermen's Association Ramsgate. The sea area that the Thanet Offshore Wind farm occupies is extensively fished by Thanet fishermen.The main fishing methods employed are Gill netting, Trawling, Whelk potting and Lobster potting. The construction of the present Wind-farm has had an effect on the fishing. Some methods have been seriously restricted such as Gill netting and Trawling, Potting not so much. There has been much industrial development in the Thames estuary regarding Gravel extraction, Dredging, Power cables and Wind-Farms, All undeveloped seabed is precious to the fishermen, the expansion of the TOW site will have a definite adverse effect on the local fishing.