With a Government drive to increase the proportion of energy we obtain from renewable sources, there is increasing focus on reliable and predictable sources from the aquatic environment. To meet renewable energy targets, whilst protecting the environments in which the schemes will sit, requires detailed science-based environmental assessments. Understanding fish population dynamics and behaviour will be key to undertaking these assessments.
The Institute of Fisheries Management conference will bring together speakers from all sides of the debate and across all aspects of renewable power generation and it welcomes speakers from Canada, France, Korea and Ireland.
Tidal Lagoon Power will be providing two presentations at the conference, the first being a scene-setting presentation by Tidal Lagoon Power’s Head of Fisheries, Andy Schofield, in which he will explain the principles of lagoon operation and how turbine technology has been improved. The second, by Alex Scorey, Tidal Lagoon Power’s Senior Environmental Manager who will focus on alternative fish impact assessment methods used to try and reach a determination of the Marine Licence by Natural Resource Wales.
The IFM conference will be taking place at Coldra Court Hotel in Newport on 25 April. If you would like to book tickets to the conference please do so here.