Regulatory and Policy Frameworks for Offshore Wind Projects: Spatial and Temporal Considerations in Light of Fisheries Sustainability amid Climate Change

A.A. Arif; I. Herrera Anchustegui (2022, forthcoming) "Regulatory and Policy Frameworks for Offshore Wind Projects: Spatial and Temporal Considerations in Light of Fisheries Sustainability amid Climate Change" (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X) October 2022, www.ogel.org

32 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2022

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Abdullah Al Arif

Yokohama City University

Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

University of Bergen, Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2022

Abstract

This article explores the interplay between offshore wind projects (OWPs) and fisheries within a climate change context. There is scant literature reviewing the interaction and regulatory framework that applies or ought to apply to these two uses of the sea. We attempt to fill the gap by critically examining the relationship between OWPs, fisheries and climate change to then identify the key challenges arising from their interaction and co-existence. These issues not only slow down the deployment of offshore wind projects but also put in perspective the consequences of such projects. Advancing the state of the art, we put forward broad regulatory suggestions based on science-policy interfaces and marine planning concerning the spatial and temporal factors of OWPs to achieve the peaceful and sustainable co-existence of two essential resources - offshore wind and fisheries.

Keywords: Offshore wind, fisheries, climate change, energy law, law of the sea, sustainability

Suggested Citation

Al Arif, Abdullah and Herrera Anchustegui, Ignacio, Regulatory and Policy Frameworks for Offshore Wind Projects: Spatial and Temporal Considerations in Light of Fisheries Sustainability amid Climate Change (October 1, 2022). A.A. Arif; I. Herrera Anchustegui (2022, forthcoming) "Regulatory and Policy Frameworks for Offshore Wind Projects: Spatial and Temporal Considerations in Light of Fisheries Sustainability amid Climate Change" (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X) October 2022, www.ogel.org, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4258322 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4258322

Abdullah Al Arif

Yokohama City University ( email )

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Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui (Contact Author)

University of Bergen, Faculty of Law ( email )

Norway

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