The fishermen of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc are mobilizing again this Friday. They still oppose the installation of wind turbines at sea. A project that threatens hundreds of jobs according to them. Follow our live.

This Friday, May 7, the fishermen met again at sea in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc to oppose the installation of wind turbines at sea. The work began on Monday, May 3. That day, the fishermen had already planned to mobilize but the boats had turned around thinking that the work had been delayed.

This Friday morning, they are mobilizing again. Johan Moison, reporter for France Bleu Armorique, boarded a fishing boat from Erquy.

10:40 am: 72 boats are mobilized this Friday against the installation of wind turbines in the bay of Saint-Brieuc. These fishing vessels come from Saint-Malo, Cancale, Erquy, Paimpol, Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, Saint-Quay-Portrieux. There are also three Norman boats.

10:20 a.m .: Angry fishermen fire dozens of distress flares above the ship Aeolus.

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10 am: The maritime prefecture calls on fishermen to “avoid any behavior endangering people and property”. Boats from the maritime gendarmerie and the national navy are on site and are monitoring the operation.

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9:30 am: According to our reporter on site, dozens of boats surround the Aeolus, the ship that is to install the wind turbines in the bay.

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9:15 am: The fishermen are in the area, they surround the Aeolus, an imposing 140-meter-long Dutch boat capable of transforming into a platform will drill the bottom of the bay to install the 62 wind turbines.

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9am: Christophe Thiaud, fisherman from Erquy explains: “We don’t want their wind turbines, it’s an area where we work. We are afraid that the resource will disappear during the three years of work. We do not want financial compensation, we want to be able to make a living from our work “.

8:30 am: The Aeolus, the huge boat planned for the wind turbine site in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, is in sight.

8:15 am: According to the fishermen, the maritime gendarmerie is in the area. “If we have to go to the front, we will go”, explains the fishing boss Yohann Regereau.

8am: The fishing boats are scheduled to meet at 9am in the work area and surround the Aeolus, the platform boat that must drill and install the wind turbines. Protesters could also fire distress flares. A demonstration is also planned this morning at Cap Fréhel.

7:30 am: our reporter Johan Moison is aboard the Joliana with Yohann Regereau, Erquy’s fishing boss. The fishermen met at the work area at 9 a.m. There are said to be around 80 Côtes d’Armor boats.

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Ref: https://www.francebleu.fr