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Baseline study Fish, fry and commercial fishery Nysted offshore Wind Farm at Rødsand Status report

Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2003
Contributors
Pagination261 pp.
InstitutionBio/consult as
CityÅbyhøj, DK
KeywordsBrisling, Eelpout, Sandeel, Sea scorpion
Abstract

The objective of the baseline study was to establish a basis for the following monitoring programme by selecting the optimal investigations and parameters to assess the basic condition of the area and to collect an adequate amount of baseline data to distinguish the natural variation from the possible environmental impact caused by the operation of the offshore wind farm. Eventual environmental impact caused by offshore wind farms might be due to increased level of noise and vibrations, changes in the food basis, sediment and magnetic fields and other unexpected effects.

Furthermore, the objective of this baseline study was to establish a basis for later documentation and quantifying the effects on the commercial fishery, inside and around Nysted Offshore Wind Farm at Rødsand.

This report presents the results of the baseline study on fish and the baseline study of fry at the Nysted Offshore Wind Farm at Rødsand and an adjacent reference area besides study on the effects on the commercial fishery in the area. The baseline study on fish and fry was performed from May to November 2001.

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TagsDenmark; Offshore Wind; Fish (general); Herrings; Cods; Turbots; Flounders; 2003; Report