When two large wind farms were planned in the sea on the Swedish west coast, the shrimp fishermen became worried that they would no longer be able to trawl for shrimp. The trawlers managed to get the Uddevalla municipal board involved in the unrest and together they started a campaign they called “Save the shrimp”. The only question is – which shrimp and from whom should it be saved?
Underwater photographer Tobias Dahlin, who dives on the Swedish west coast basically all year round, got angry and called municipal councilor Henrik Sundström (M).
The ocean’s resources belong to all citizens. We want healthy seas, full of fish and shellfish.
So – how could fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea be allowed to continue despite all the warning signs? How can herring fishing get the green light even though EU law prohibits continued fishing?
For a long time, I lived under the delusion that the European seas were managed democratically. That it is only in dictatorships that predatory behavior is deliberately allowed to destroy life below the surface and destroy the living space of all living things….
Ørsted, the world’s most sustainable energy company, is now planning the world’s first attempt to support coral reefs by growing corals on the foundations of offshore wind turbines. Together with Taiwanese partners, the company will test the concept in Taiwan’s tropical waters as early as this summer. …
The North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia have been singled out for future offshore wind power.
Several authorities have tried to find suitable areas – but different interests are fighting each other.