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There are claims from fishermen on the East Coast that Government investment in off-shore wind farms could put pressure on their struggling industry.
When the Government announced last week it would invest more in offshore it was hailed as a major boost for Hull, and their bid to get energy giant Siemens to commit to building a wind turbine factory.
Fisherman's organisations say the earmarked areas will limit their fishing grounds - especially around Bridlington. Helen Steel reports.
Gary Hodgson from the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations has been talking to Calendar about how recent changes to wind farm policy could affect them.
There are fears a recent change in wind farm policy could affect our region's fishermen.
Subsidies for new turbines are now focussing on offshore developments which shellfish farmers fear could mean more developments in the waters off the East Coast they operate in. The group that represents them is hoping for more cooperation from energy firms
Fishermen on the East Coast are calling for more co-operation with the windfarm industry when planning offshore sites. They say the most important fishing grounds need identifying so they can be preserved.