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"Crazy" electric extermination fish! Taiwan's largest fishing ground, the three northern islands were developed by wind power enclosure, and the northern fishing associations rallied and vowed to oppose it to the end.

Published: 2024-07-13 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/07/13, "Crazy" electric extermination fish! Taiwan's largest fishing ground, the three northern islands were developed by wind power enclosure, and the northern fishing associations rallied and vowed to oppose it to the end.

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The wind turbine is approaching the most important offshore fishing ground in Taiwan: the three northern islands in the northeast corner of the sea! The catch in this area accounts for 2/3 of Taiwan's offshore fishing industry, and it is rich in fish species all the year round, but now some wind power companies want to plant flags and install fans here, and several fishing associations along the coast have all jumped when they heard the news, and expressed their opposition to the end! Marine scholars also believe that this case is quite outrageous. If it comes true, Taiwan's fishing industry will face structural collapse.

The development area covers an area of 1,000 square kilometers, which will deal a heavy blow to the fishing industry on the north coast.

Pengjia Island, Huaping Island and Cotton Island are commonly known as the three northern islands, located 60 kilometers northeast of Keelung Port, about the distance from Taipei to Hsinchu Lake mouth, is the largest fishing ground in the north. Not only fishermen from the north coast, Keelung and Ilan will come here to fish, but many fishing boats from Taitung and Pingtung will also come here to fish.

Recently, it has been reported that wind power companies want to develop wind power in this area. German business wind power company Deneng Group frankly admits that it does have a development plan. Data show that Deneng expects to develop three crime sites on the north coast and northeast corner, covering an area of 1,000 square kilometers.

北方三岛距离本岛约60公里,大约台北到新竹的距离。(图片来源/国家通讯传播委员会)

北方三岛距离本岛约60公里,大约台北到新竹的距离。(图片来源/国家通讯传播委员会)

The three northern islands are about 60 kilometers away from the island, about the distance from Taipei to Hsinchu. (photo Source / National Communications Commission)

合仪场在石门外海9公里处,面积334平方公里。(公开资料)

合仪场在石门外海9公里处,面积334平方公里。(公开资料)

The instrument field is 9 kilometers off the coast of Shimen, covering an area of 334 square kilometers. (public information)

禾尔南案场在基隆外海13公里触,面积316平方公里,直接将北方三岛之花瓶屿纳入开发范围。(公开资料)

禾尔南案场在基隆外海13公里触,面积316平方公里,直接将北方三岛之花瓶屿纳入开发范围。(公开资料)

The Heernan case site touches 13 kilometers off the coast of Keelung, covering an area of 316 square kilometers, directly bringing Huaping Island of the three northern islands into the scope of development. (public information)

禾尔北案场在万里外海32公里,面积317平方公里,可见相当逼近北方三岛海域。(公开资料)

禾尔北案场在万里外海32公里,面积317平方公里,可见相当逼近北方三岛海域。(公开资料)

The Heerbei crime site is 32 kilometers off the sea and covers an area of 317 square kilometers, which is quite close to the waters of the three northern islands. (public information)

There was a lot of opposition from fishing associations in Keelung, the north coast and Ilan. Tsai Yuan-long, director of the Su'ao fishing Association, who was born as an old captain, said even more angrily: "the three northern islands are the most important fishing grounds in Taiwan, and setting up fans is like killing fishing!"

Scholars also shake their heads frequently in the face of the development of wind power around the enclosure. Liao Zhengxin, dean of the School of Marine Resources at Ocean University, points out that the three northern islands are the most important offshore fishing grounds in China's economic waters, and they are also spawning grounds for many fish, with high biodiversity. The government allowed wind power companies to enclose their proposals before coming to the EIA, which made him very speechless.

The north coast fishing club rebounded, Keelung fishing club: opposed to the end, manufacturers no longer need to lobby

Chen Wenqin, director general of the Keelung District Fisheries Association, said that the three northern islands are not only the largest fishing grounds in the north, but also the most abundant fishing grounds in the country's coastal waters. Mackerel, lock tube, red sweet, and bamboo mackerel can be fished all year round. He stressed: "if the government wants to abolish nuclear energy and develop green energy, it should also consider the livelihood of fishermen." Developers have also lobbied to the Keelung fishing Association, saying that reefs will be set up under the fan, and so on. "the fishing Association will never agree, and they have also told the manufacturers not to come again." He said.

All the fishermen on the north coast will speak with one voice and oppose the invasion of the wind turbine. Zhu Liluan, director general of the Jinshan District Fisheries Association, said that the plan is just off Jinshan and will certainly affect the operation and navigation safety of fishermen. She has made it clear to the operators that the fishermen will oppose the case, and that the fishermen and the fishermen are unanimously opposed to the case. In the future, the fishermen will definitely "express the aspirations of the fishermen" to the central government.

Fang Zhihai, secretary of the Wanli District Fisheries Association, believes that the developer's planning is very bad, and that the three northern islands plus Keelung Island are the foundation for the survival of traditional fisheries and will also affect the safety of waterways.

The three northern islands are important fishing places for fishermen on the north coast (provided by Xu Chengyi). Captain Su'ao: the three northern islands are the most important offshore fishing grounds, and setting up fans is like killing fishing!

When he heard that the wind power industry wanted to develop the waters of the three northern islands, Tsai Yuan-long, director of the Suao fishing Association, described it as "the end of the world" when he heard the news. He said that Su-ao fishing boats have an output value of at least NT $1 billion a year in that area. "mackerel, white belt fish, and silver carp all breed and migrate in that area. If the fishing ground is lost, there is no need for our children and grandchildren to catch fish. " In the end, he could not help saying sadly and angrily, "if our government wants to destroy the fishing grounds, so be it!" However, the Suao fishing Association will definitely oppose it 100% to the end. "

Cai Yuanlong, who was born as an old captain, recalled that the wind farm development case not only threatened the livelihood of fishermen, but also caused the safety of fishermen's operations at sea. "Walruses are changeable when the cold front comes, and fishermen in the Pengjiayu area often have to take refuge in the wind, rain and fog. Under the condition of extremely poor visibility, if a ship is wrecked by a floating fan, can the government or the developer be held responsible?"

As far as the old captain is concerned, there should be no need to even talk about the development of the Pengjiayu sea area. he does not understand what the government is thinking. "Why can operators be allowed to think about the three northern islands?" For him, if the government could understand the feelings of fishermen, there would be no room for discussion in this case.

Fishing boats work near Vase Island (courtesy of Xu Chengyi) Scholars: the waters of the three northern islands are priceless, and once a big mistake is made, the fishing industry may be cut off and the structure will collapse.

Liao Zhengxin, dean of the School of Marine Resources at Ocean University, is an expert in the operation and management of fishing grounds. He points out the importance of fishing grounds in the three northern islands: "near Pengjia Island is a spawning ground for many fish, and it is also a traditional fishing ground for Keelung, Xinbei, and Ilan. The ecology here is very diverse, with Kuroshio, coastal currents, continental sheds and coral reef habitats. In terms of ecological diversity, this place is almost priceless." Based on the principle of ecological irreversibility, he believes that this area cannot withstand any disturbance.

Liao Zhengxin also pointed out that if we really want to estimate the output value of the waters of the three northern islands, according to the Annual report of Fisheries Statistics in 2019, the catch of fishery resources in Taiwan's coastal waters is 150000 4922 tons. Xinbei (28996 tons), Keelung (45713 tons) and Ilan (51305 tons), which are mainly in the waters of the three northern islands, account for 120000 6014 tons. Even if Ilan is deducted by half, the total will still exceed 100, 000 tons. It is estimated that the fishery output value of the northern sea area accounts for 2/3 of Taiwan.

Liao Zhengxin also stressed that the generators in the west are piled underground, and the northeast corner now needs to develop floating wind turbines, use buoys to carry wind turbines, and then put down anchors and fix them at the bottom of the sea. "within 200 nautical miles of Taiwan's economic zone, the most valuable piece is the continental shelf in the northeast corner. If developers dare to say that buoy fans can produce the effect of gathering fish, then please submit a research report."

Liao believes that the dispute over wind turbines in the West Bank has exposed an obvious mistake in the practice of "site selection before environmental assessment," without taking into account resources, fishermen's livelihood and fishing village culture. Today, such an important sea area of the three northern islands has been reduced to a target for the development of wind power, which is really outrageous. Once a big mistake is made, Taiwan's fishing industry will face structural collapse.

Developer Deneng Group took European experience as the selling point, but Liao Zhengxin couldn't believe it and asked, "where do they make a case in Europe? please bring it up and have a look."

 
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