Monitoring of fishing activities
Objectives and methodology
Fishing activity in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc is an important part of the local economy. The objective of monitoring fishing activities is to evaluate the evolution of the fishing fleet and fishing practices, from an economic point of view, in order to determine the impact of the wind farm on this activity.
A similar study of fishing activities near the settlement area was conducted in 2013 as part of the Ailes Marine project.
The follow-up will include a study of the evolution of the fishing fleet (numbers, fleet structure, trades) in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, as well as a study of fishing practices (fishing areas according to trades).
The data analysed to present the fleet in the Bay of Saint Brieuc and its surroundings will come a priori from the VALPENA tool and will group together :
- Data concerning the maritime districts;
- Data from the statistical rectangles.
The data will be based on surveys carried out in year "n" which, after processing, will provide cartographic and statistical information on fishing activities in year "n-1" by rectangle, within the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.
The definition of the contours of the measure is currently under discussion with the Comité des Pêches Maritimes et des Elevages Marins des Côtes d'Armor (CDPMEM 22). The protocol for this monitoring will be defined jointly between CDPMEM 22 and Ailes Marines.
Planning and Status
Measure under development
The protocol for the implementation of this measure will be defined in the course of 2020.