Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 11 September 2018
From Graham Hambly

Representation

As a member of the Thanet Fishermans Association and owner of two fishing boats with the go ahead off the Thanet Windfarm extention we are going to loose vital and very important fishing grounds like we did when the windfarm was constructed originally , The larger fishing boats get pushed off the groungs with a knock on effect to the smaller boats one of my boats does go to the designated area while the smaller one stays closer to the harbour , Not only does the building works stop the fish from coming through but the larger boats are displaced and fish more intense on the inshore grounds so the smaller boats have less chance of earning a living therefore some fishermen will have to stop fishing altogether and be faced with loosing their vessels and then a life on benifits as fishing is all they know and is away of life . This is very destressing in such a tight industry.