anglers set to tackle EDF over loss of fishing grounds
firm EDF is to meet concerned anglers and boat owners from Burnham-On-Sea
during a special meeting tonight (Thursday) to discuss their concerns
about lost fishing grounds caused by the planned expansion of
in December that work to expand the nuclear power station
could result in the loss of huge swathes of fishing waters around
have also been raised regarding expected sea temperature increases
and the introduction of new water in-take and out-take areas offshore.
Fears about effluent discharges have previously been raised as
Nicholson, Chairman of Burnham Water Users Forum, which represents
local anglers and boat users, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "EDF
has said there will be no recreational use of the sea in a large
area around the proposed new jetty at Hinkley during the construction
work, which will last several years."
means our sea fishing area around Burnham will be reduced by around
one eighth of its current size."
local fishermen frequently fish in the waters around the power
station and we don't feel that our views are being listened to
or fully taken into consideration."
meeting with EDF representatives will be held at 8pm at the Oaktree
Arena this Thursday and is open to all boat and shore anglers.