This project incorporates a series of pre-construction adult and juvenile fish surveys for the Walney offshore wind farm development. The surveys were undertaken by Brown and May Marine Ltd during the spring and summer of 2008 and 2009. The methodology, the vessel and the gears to be used were agreed with in consultation with CEFAS, Lowesoft and the MFA, London. The use of a commercial nephrops net and the timing of the sampling was in response to the findings of the Environmental Impact Assesment (EIA) and the concerns of certain fishing interests with regard to the proximity of the site to nephrops fishing grounds. June was indentified by MFA landings and effort statistics and by local fishermen consulted as one of the months of the highest nephrops fishing activity in the general area.
Walney Spring-Summer 2008 Pre-Construction Fish Survey
Walney Offshore Wind Farm Summer 2009 Pre-Construction Fish Survey
Walney Offshore Wind Farm Spring 2009 Pre-Construction Fish Survey
Walney Offshore Wind Farm Spring-Summer 2008 Pre-Construction Fish Survey
Walney Offshore Wind Farm Spring 2009 Pre-Construction Fish Survey(0)
Walney Offshore Wind Farm Summer 2009 Pre-Construction Fish Survey(0)