Reports Offshore Wind Colloquium Brief No.1 - UK case of Fisheries Engagement 2023-07-13

Offshore Wind Colloquium Brief is 

a summary of the discussions from the Colloquium for Sustainable Development of Offshore Wind Power”, jointly hosted and organized by Solutions for Our Climate (SFOC) and the Korea Environment Institute (KEI). The Colloquium serves as a monthly platform that covers various topics and gathers relevant stakeholders to explore strategies for promoting and expanding offshore wind power in the Republic of Korea.



Offshore Wind Colloquium Brief No.1

This paper presents a summary of the discussions from the 1st Colloquium Webinar in a question-and-answer format. 



: The UK’s Fisheries Engagement Strategies Learned from 20 Years of Experience 


  1. Fisheries engagement in the UK starts from the planning stage of site selection. Early engagement is crucial to minimize opposition and conflicts. In this regard, having high-quality data to support the process is essential.

  2. Stakeholders are identified based on objective data. To be recognized as stakeholders, individuals must provide supporting evidence, such as fishing locations and fisheries/catch data. 
  3. There is a case where a conflict arising from overlapping fishing zones and offshore wind sites has been resolved through research demonstrating that there is no significant impact on fishing activities. However, such cases are rare, highlighting the importance of proactively mitigating the potential impact on fisheries prior to the completion of site selection processes. 
  4. There should be a platform or governance mechanisms, such as the Planning Inspectorate, that provide opportunities for stakeholders to access project information and submit their opinions at any time. 


For more information, please download the brief below.