Offshore Renewable Energy
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 30 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 has a crucial role to play in relation to the offshore renewable energy sector in:
- Project planning
- Consents process
- Turbine fishing patterns
- Impact assessments
- Fisheries advice
- Mapping of fishing activities
- Communications strategies
- Construction phase
- Onshore and offshore fisheries liaison
- Mitigation planning
- International fleet contacts
- Inshore issues management
- Benthic and marine surveys
Through the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, NFFO Services Limited is linked into high level policy discussions with international fishing fleets, the Crown Estate government departments and with a network of local fishermen’s associations making them ideally placed to support the offshore renewable energy sector.