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2005, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Walney and West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farms, Commercial Fisheries - Existing Baseline

2005, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Walney and West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farms, Commercial Fisheries - Existing Baseline

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Description

The document within this series describes the baseline commercial fishing within areas
relevant to the proposed Walney and West Duddon Offshore Wind Farms taking
account of the FEPA, CPA and Defra-CEFAS requirements outlined in the 2004
Guidelines. For the purposes of this assessment, commercial fishing is defined as any
fishing activity legitimately undertaken and declared for tax assessment.
There is no single data source or recognised model for accurately quantifying the levels
and values of commercial fishing within small discrete sea areas such as the combined
areas of the Walney and West Duddon wind farm sites. Furthermore, the collection and
recording of national fisheries data by ICES rectangle is primarily for the monitoring
and control of fishing effort and catches over relatively large sea areas, and therefore
involves the use of area units for recording data substantially larger than the areas of
wind farms. 

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2005, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Walney and West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farms, Commercial Fisheries - Existing Baseline