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Equinor examines safe fishing near Hywind Scotland

The Norwegian company and the Scottish government are to start testing the use of fish traps and jigging lines near the floating wind farm in 2022.

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Norwegian oil firm Equinor will in 2022 collaborate with the Marine Scotland Directorate to examine the possibility of safe fishing near floating wind farms in order to ensure that the business functions better at and around such facilities, reports Renews.

"Vessel data has shown that fishers are avoiding our floating offshore wind farm, so we are working closely with Marine Scotland to better understand how fishers can safely fish within a floating wind farm using a variety of techniques," says Monica Fundingsland, sustainability advisor at Equinor.

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