Netherlands: Dutch fishing armada sails into Amsterdam to protest wind turbines

At least 15 fishing boats docked in Amsterdam, Saturday, as part of a protest against plans to build wind turbines in the North Sea. The fisherman say the turbines will be built on areas of water where they fish extensively, crowding out the seas and depleting their stock. The protesting fishermen then staged a rally in front of the Central railway station and later marched to Dam Square. Dutch... Еще Member of the European Parliament Annie Schreijer-Pierik was given a petition of signatures against the plans. “It’s unbelievable, large windmills can be placed but the fisherman who has fished these waters for hundreds of years, is not allowed to continue doing this. These are issues that need to be addressed via clear deliberation,» she said. One of the fishermen who participated in the rally, Jan de Boer, stated that they «are really concerned about the wind turbines being placed in the area where we fish.» Another protester added that there were almost no discussions with the fishermen about the construction of the turbines. He added that the Dutch fleet «fishes 60 percent in the British part of the North Sea» and if a hard Brexit came into force, «they will be forced back to the part that belongs to the Netherlands» and therefore see their catch reduced.

Самое интересное

Новости партнеров

ТемыВсе темы