Ribble Cruising Club | Lytham | Lancashire
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WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – Fish Survey Update

WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – Fish Survey Update
7th Sep 2017 Richard Hoad
In Dock, Sailing [NTM]

 

From: Tom Watson

Sent: Monday, September 04, 2017 9:03 AM

To: Tom Watson

Subject: WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – FISH SURVEY

Dear All,

‘BENAIAH IV’ (picture attached) has completed the Benthic Survey at the BURBO 2 (EXT) WIND FARM and is now arriving on site at the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM to start the Fish Survey

WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – FISH SURVEY

This survey consists of 23 Otter Trawls and 23 Beam Trawls (using the 2m Beam) and will last for approx. 5 days, again depending on weather and conditions.

The attached small chartlet gives an overview of the survey with the trawl survey positions in red and the beam trawl survey positions blue.

This survey is not expected to interfere with any other vessel

A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 as well as monitoring VHF Channel 14 and ‘BENAIAH IV’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only

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FISHING INSIDE THE WIND FARM

For more information on the boundaries of the 50 metre Advisory Safety distances please ensure that you have the latest KIS-ORCA information installed – this can be downloaded from http://www.KIS-ORCA.eu

Please also consult the MMO website : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/marking-of-fishing-gear-retrieval-and-notification-of-lost-gear

If fishing inside the Wind Farm you are advised to use Dhan Buoys anchored towards the middle of the lane with a long weighted feed line rather than Marker Buoys that can be moved by the strong tides and so foul the Turbines.

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 Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM as well as the picture of ‘BENAIAH’.

 Please note that the ‘Flyers’ are for provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.

If you know of any fisherman who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

Regards :  Tom Watson

Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                  Home 01253 875565

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