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Marine wildlife to be protected from energy plans

Tue, 05 Aug 2014


Steps will be taken to protect the marine environment if offshore wind energy plans are progressed.

Government is currently inviting bids from developers who want to generate wind and tidal energy - an agreement that could net £5 million for the coffers.

Experts have met with the Manx Nature Conservation Forum to look at how to reduce problems for birds, marine mammals and fish.

Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Richard Ronan says it's about reducing any impact:  

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