UK ‘sacrificing’ fishing sector for offshore windfarms, says industry

UK ‘sacrificing’ fishing sector for offshore windfarms, says industry

Ambition to expand offshore wind energy will cause huge displacement to industry, UK fishing federation claims

The government has been accused of sacrificing the fishing industry for a second time since Brexit in order to burnish its green credentials with a huge programme for offshore wind turbines.

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, last year said the UK had an opportunity to become “the Saudi Arabia of wind”, as part of a goal to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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