The rapid expansion of the offshore renewable energy sector raises the potential for widespread friction with the fishing industry, including permanent displacement from customary fishing grounds.
Our experience with the offshore renewable energy and oil and gas sector for over 35 years tells us that the most effective way to minimise those frictions is for the two sectors to engage directly, and at the earliest possible stage in each project development.
NFFO Services can provide support to the offshore renewable energy sector in:
- Project planning
- Consents process
- Turbine fishing patterns
- Fisheries advice
- Mapping of fishing activities
- Communications strategies
- Mitigation planning
- The preparation of fisheries liaison and coexistence plans
- Onshore and offshore fisheries liaison
- Guard vessels
- International fleet contacts
- Benthic and marine surveys
As a subsidiary of the NFFO, NFFO Services is well placed to interface with policy developments governing the relationship between both industries and affecting the domestic and international fishing fleets, the Crown Estate, government departments and with a network of local fishing associations and organisations ensuring that we are ideally placed to support the offshore renewable energy sector.