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Wind farm developer backs Scottish Fishing for Litter campaign

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm (BOWL) is supporting a new initiative to remove rubbish from the sea through operations of local fishermen.

The Scottish Fishing for Litter project is also keen to raise awareness of the significant detrimental impact such waste can have on the marine environment.

Hundreds of boats and 14 harbours participate in the scheme which has helped to remove over 800 tonnes of litter from the seas since the project started in 2005.

The project is co-ordinated by KIMO, an international association of local authorities, which campaigns on marine pollution issues that affect coastal communities.

Steve Wilson, BOWL project manager, said: “As a responsible developer, we are delighted to support the initiative which helps remove harmful litter from our seas and create a more sustainable environment for marine animals and wider users.”

The Beatrice project is situated in the Outer Moray Firth and is planned for construction in 2016 subject to a positive final investment decision. If constructed, it will be capable of generating up to 664MW of renewable electricity.

 

SOURCE: John O'Groat Journal, 12/04/2015