Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 10 September 2018
From Ben Cooper

Representation

I along with my brother are directors in R. Cooper & Sons Fisheries Ltd, we run 2 small inshore fishing boats MFV SUVERA and MFV SALVA MEA based in whitstable. As an associate member of the TFA (Thanet Fisherman's Association) I share similar concerns over the proposed thanet windfarm extension. We use a variety of fishing techniques including trawling, potting and gill netting, all of which will be negatively impacted upon, both during the construction, and after completion, due to the loss of fishing grounds. My concern is that this proposal is yet another nail in the coffin of not only my business, but the whole of the north Kent inshore fishermen.