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Decision bias in marine spatial planning of offshore wind farms: Problems of singular versus cumulative assessments of economic impacts on fisheries
Berkenhagen, J.; Döring, R.; Fock, H.O.; Kloppmann, M.H.F.; Pedersen, S.A.; Schulze, T. (2010). Decision bias in marine spatial planning of offshore wind farms: Problems of singular versus cumulative assessments of economic impacts on fisheries. Mar. Policy 34(3): 733-736. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marpol.2009.12.004
In: Marine Policy. Pergamon: Guildford. ISSN 0308-597X, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Wind farms; Cumulative effects on fisheries

Authors  Top 
  • Berkenhagen, J.
  • Döring, R.
  • Fock, H.O.
  • Kloppmann, M.H.F.
  • Pedersen, S.A.
  • Schulze, T.

Abstract
    The current approval procedure for wind farm proposals in the German EEZ only considers site specific conflict analysis between the wind farm and fisheries. Due to the relatively small spatial coverage of the sites potential opportunity losses to the fisheries are always considered as low or negligible. Cumulative effects on fisheries that will occur once all proposed wind farms are in place are not yet considered adequately. However, those cumulative effects will be quite substantial because, in particular, opportunities to catch such valuable species as flatfish will be considerably reduced.

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