“Today is in the south. It’s rising. I do not hope inexorably. But it goes up ”. While the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm occupies as expected part of the debates, this Thursday morning, in Rennes, at the regional council of Brittany, the president PS Loïg Chesnais-Girard expressed a certain concern with regard to… octopuses.
The animal was however made sympathetic at the dawn of the 2010s with Paul – in reality an octopus – who predicted the results of the Mannschaft football matches. Corn since this summer in southern Brittany, fishermen know that the cephalopod is not that much in view of the damage done to their work.
This phenomenon is sliding slowly but surely towards the northern coasts and it could, according to the President of the Region, be much more harmful to the work of scallop fishermen in the bay of Saint-Brieuc than the installation of wind turbines. “The main risk for our fishermen is rather global warming, as we are currently experiencing in southern Brittany, where invasions never before seen of octopus colonies ravage scallops and crustaceans. “
An ideal introduction to a debate around offshore wind energy which is definitely shaping up to be sprawling this Thursday …