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Tidal Revolution – Fishy Tales of Tidal Lagoons

Andy Schofield from GW4 Water Security Alliance discussed fish impact assessments in the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in this WSA seminar on 26 March 2020.


In 2015, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon was granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the UK Government. This project was intended to provide a valuable addition to the UK’s renewable energy mix and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Nearly five years after being granted, construction has not started and the DCO deadline is approaching.

Concerns about the impact on local fish stocks has been a one key issue. Andrew Schofield explained the evolution of fish impact assessments that may now meet the requirements of the statutory regulators and how impacts might be mitigated and monitored.

You can watch a recording of this talk here.

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