The fishing and wind energy sectors must work together if Ireland is to protect both our energy and food security. That’s according to the Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO), who say meaningful and not token co-operation is needed.
“Irish fishing communities deliver one of the lowest carbon footprint sources of healthy renewable protein,” says IFPO chief executive, Aodh O Donnell. “We deserve recognition and respect for our role in Irish society and in peripheral coastal communities.”
“But wind farm developers, and for their part, the Irish Government, have failed to properly engage with the fishing fleet about locating wind farms in rich fishing areas. This could have a fundamental impact on how much fish the Irish fleet can catch and ultimately on our food security.
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