Scientific advice in support of the CFP in the Baltic Sea and North Sea EU waters. SC03: A study providing an overview of the effects of offshore wind farms on fisheries and aquaculture (39731) (Sanoba)

Project Details


The overall objective of this project is to provide a more appropriate understanding of the existing and potential future effects of offshore wind installations on fisheries and aquaculture. Such effects are a key issue to be considered by EU Member States when establishing Maritime Spatial Plans, especially in the context of the implementation of the EU's Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive, this is equally relevant to non-EU members, in adjacent waters. Findings from this study will feed into the discussions and decision-making on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), analysis of the maritime spatial planning, the blue growth agenda, and the offshore renewable energy strategy announced as part of the European Green Deal for 2020.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
Stichting Wageningen Research (lead by Wageningen Marine Research), The Netherlands (coordinator)
Stichting Wageningen Research (partner as Wageningen Economic Research), The Netherlands
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, UK
Eigen Vermogen van het Instituut voor Landbouw- en visserijonderzoek, Belgium
MRAG Europe (in association with MRAG Ltd), Ireland

The project is funded by EASME (European Agency for small and medium enterprises) / CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency).

Research area: Fisheries Management
Effective start/end date01/04/202031/01/2021


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