The Fishing Liaison with Offshore Wind and Wet Renewables Group (FLOWW) was set up in 2002.

Set up to foster good relations between the fishing and offshore renewable energy sectors and encourage co-existence of the industries, FLOWW's objectives are to share knowledge on issues arising from the interaction of the fishing industry and offshore renewables activity, share and develop best practice, and liaise with other sectors with interests in the marine environment.

The chair of the group is currently resourced by The Crown Estate, who also provides the secretariat. The group comprises organisations with an interest in offshore renewables and the fishing industry, and are drawn from fishing industry bodies and representatives from developers, government and The Crown Estate. FLOWW meets three times a year.

FLOWW minutes

Minutes of meeting 13 July 2017(PDF, 0.12 MB)

Minutes of meeting 16 March 2017(PDF, 0.2 MB)

Minutes of meeting 10 October 2016(PDF, 0.14 MB)

Minutes of meeting 2 June 2016(PDF, 0.18 MB)

Please note that the views expressed are those emanating from the group as a whole and may not necessarily be those of any specific member of the group.

FLOWW Terms of Reference

Contact us

The secretariat can be contacted at:

Harriet Nicholls
The Crown Estate
16 New Burlington Place
London W1S 2HX.


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