Forewind believes that coexistence - the joint presence of both offshore wind development and fishing industries on Dogger Bank - can be achieved. Effective and meaningful consultation – with the aim of avoiding or reducing impacts - is integral to achieving sustainable coexistence.
This includes: endeavouring to understand potential concerns and objections; maintaining a productive working relationship with all fishing stakeholders and providing necessary information to allow them to work safely; utilising sources of fisheries information that will contribute to the Environmental Impact Assessments, and complying with existing guidelines in respect to fisheries liaison.
Forewind has published a Fisheries Liaison Plan to present our approach to liaison and consultation with the fishing industry in association with the development of offshore wind farm projects, including cable corridors and landfall sites.
In addition a fisheries specific newsletter - Fisheries Update - will be regularly produced and editions available for download.