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Effective monitoring strategies to identify and evaluate effects of offshore wind farms on fish communities

Acroniem: FISHOWF
Periode: Oktober 2021 tot September 2024
Status: Gestart

Instituten (7)  Top 
  • France Energies Marines (FEM), meer
  • Université de Perpignan, meer
  • ECOCEAN USA, meer
  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), meer
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), meer
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), meer
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), meer

In France, the first offshore wind farm should be operational by 2022 and will require full-scale experimentation and monitoring of fish communities to detect and quantify the potential effects of such installations.
Multi-gear experimental fishing, which is traditionally used in regulatory impact assessment of offshore wind farms on fish, is
not sufficient to achieve this objective and address societal concerns. Site access regulations and offshore wind farm specificities will also limit the capacity to implement certain monitoring methods. There is therefore a need for the development of effective methodological strategies to monitor fish populations. The use of advanced indirect approaches, such as acoustic telemetry, with robust sampling design, provides an alternative to traditional monitoring surveys for
offshore wind farm projects.

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