Fishermen raise concerns over tidal energy centre

By Jon Moreno

Monday, March 10, 2014

 

BUSINESSES in Ventnor are backing the town's fishermen in their bid to thwart plans for a tidal energy centre off the Isle of Wight coast.

They fear the proposed Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre, which would be built on the seabed near St Catherine's Point lighthouse, might decimate Ventnor's important fishing industry.

Ventnor fisherman Geoff Blake said the site was a vital fishery ground for brown crabs.

Neil Gibbs and Meg Mortimer, who own Ventnor seafront businesses The Spyglass Inn and The Met, have planned a demonstration against the proposed development outside Ventnor Haven Fishery, at 12pm on Wednesday.

Reporter: jonm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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