Moray Firth Commercial Fisheries Working Group (MFCFWG)

The Moray Firth Commercial Fisheries Working Group (CFWG) has been set up in line with the requirements of the Section 36 (“s.36”) consent and marine licence conditions of Beatrice Offshore Wind Limited (“BOWL”), Moray East Offshore Windfarm (“Moray East”), Moray West Offshore Windfarm (“Moray West”), and HyWind Scotland (“HyWind”).

 

The exact wording of individual projects consent/licence condition vary, but the spirit of the CFWG is to facilitate communication and collaboration between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind farm developers.

In line with FLOWW Best Practice Guidance for Offshore Renewables Developments: Recommendations for Fisheries Liaison (January 2014), Fishing Industry Representatives (FIRs) have been appointed by the Moray Firth developers.  There is a FIR representing each of the fishing communities in the Moray Firth on behalf of the CFWG; please find their contact details below.

Please contact the relevant FIR for your specific fishery and/or geographic location if you wish to raise any queries or concerns.

FIR

Contact Details

Area Responsible

Helen MacDonald

hmacdonald59@yahoo.com

01593 721743

East facing coast; Lybster to Helmsdale

James Bremner

BremnJ@aol.com

07889 760299

North coast and, east facing coast (Wick to Lybster)

Charles Milne

charles786@btinternet.com

Creel/north facing coast

Gordon Patterson

pattersonia@aol.com

Creel/north facing coast

John MacAlister

john@jmacoban.co.uk

Scallops

Robert Souter

robert.souter@hotmail.co.uk

Squid

George West

george.west533@btinternet.com

Nephrops

During the consents process and the subsequent delivery of the offshore wind farm projects, each Developer has a company Fisheries Liaison Officer (FLO), who can be contacted in the first instance for project-related information. More information on the projects can also be found on the developments’ webpages following the links in the table below.

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

https://www.beatricewind.com/

 

Alex Winrow-Giffin

Brown and May Marine Ltd. alex@brownmay.com

+44 (0) 7760 160039

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

https://www.morayeast.com/

 

Alex Winrow-Giffin

Brown and May Marine Ltd. alex@brownmay.com

+44 (0) 7760 160039

Moray West Offshore Wind Farm

https://www.moraywest.com/

 

Alex Winrow-Giffin

Brown and May Marine Ltd. alex@brownmay.com

+44 (0) 7760 160039

HyWind Scotland

https://www.equinor.com/en/what-we-do/floating-wind.html

 

TBC

For more information about the MFCFWG, please see the minutes from previous meetings and developer newsletters which can be found in the tabs below.