About 350 people gathered on Monday, May 3, the day of the official start of the wind farm project in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, in front of the gates of the Côtes-d’Armor prefecture. In the ranks, representatives of environmental defense associations as well as fishermen who gave up demonstrating at sea in the morning.
The speeches of the opponents followed one another. And the exchanges were sometimes tense. Thus between Henri Labbé, the mayor of Erquy, and Alain Coudray, the boss of the departmental fisheries committee, who exchanged a few names of birds.
“The fishermen were for the start. You do not have the courage to take responsibility for the decisions you have taken, ”the mayor of Erquy told Alain Coudray.
Olivier Le Nézet, president of the regional fisheries committee, came to support Costa-Rican fishermen.