Demersal Fish Monitoring Princess Amalia Wind Farm

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Abstract

This report describes the results of field work in the Princess Amalia Wind Farm (in Dutch: Prinses Amaliawindpark, or PAWP). The field work meets the requirements of the Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, which is part of the Wbr-permit of the wind farm. The objective is to determine if the wind farm functions as a refugium for demersal fish. PAWP is expected to act as a refugium because fisheries are excluded in the farm area since 16 October 2007. It is expected that larger and older individuals as well as species sensitive to fisheries would have a better chance to survive, which would result in an increase in numbers and larger individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages53
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES
PublisherIMARES
No.C125/14

Keywords

  • demersal fishes
  • wind farms
  • monitoring
  • shelter

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