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Protesters gathered on Friday to try to voice their concerns against the proposed wind projects. The demonstrations took place in Le Havre and Cherbourg, the demonstrators being mainly fishermen.
Protesters believe the plans for these wind projects are an ecological disaster, impacting both marine biodiversity and their economic activity.
Speaking to Europe 1, a protester said: “They are going to kill everything. They are going to kill a cottage industry, it is catastrophic.
“Castex and Macron should go and see the extraordinary damage they are causing.”
The fisherman continued: “What we are asking for is a moratorium on wind farm projects.”
Another interview expressed concerns about what may come from these wind projects ecologically.
“We’re still at sea. We know what’s going on down there. In terms of biodiversity, it will be catastrophic. “
Fishermen blocked the port of Le Havre to protest against offshore wind projects.
It is estimated that around forty fishing boats were able to block the port of Le Havre.
This took place last Friday around 9:30 am.
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He said: “It is now time that with those that do exist, we study in great detail the consequences and the risk / benefit ratios of wind turbines on the seabed.
“We couldn’t do it when the projects were launched ten years ago, but today it is possible.
Director of the regional fisheries committee, Dimitri Rogoff supported Mathieu Vimard’s point of view by declaring: “No study has shown us that there would be no impact on biodiversity.
Marine Le Pen also turned to Twitter to show solidarity with fishermen in France.
She tweeted: “All my support for the fishermen who courageously oppose offshore wind projects.
“Elected President of the Republic, I will immediately deconstruct wind farms on land and at sea and remove all subsidies for wind power. “
Jérémy Legaillard, fisherman in Port-en-Bessin, spoke at the event by stating: fishing areas.
“They don’t take care of us: we have been forgotten!
Additional reporting by Maria Ortega.