Decision Bias in Marine Spatial Planning of Offshore Wind Farms: Problems of Singular Versus Cumulative Assessments of Economic Impacts on Fisheries

Journal Article

Title: Decision Bias in Marine Spatial Planning of Offshore Wind Farms: Problems of Singular Versus Cumulative Assessments of Economic Impacts on Fisheries
Publication Date:
May 01, 2010
Journal: Marine Policy
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Pages: 733-736
Publisher: Elsevier

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Citation

Berkenhagen, J.; Döring, R.; Fock, H.; Kloppmann, M.; Pedersen, S.; Schulze, T. (2010). Decision Bias in Marine Spatial Planning of Offshore Wind Farms: Problems of Singular Versus Cumulative Assessments of Economic Impacts on Fisheries. Marine Policy, 34(3), 733-736.
Abstract: 

The current approval procedure for wind farm proposals in the German EEZ only considers site specific conflict analysis between the wind farm and fisheries. Due to the relatively small spatial coverage of the sites potential opportunity losses to the fisheries are always considered as low or negligible. Cumulative effects on fisheries that will occur once all proposed wind farms are in place are not yet considered adequately. However, those cumulative effects will be quite substantial because, in particular, opportunities to catch such valuable species as flatfish will be considerably reduced.

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