ELWIND, joint Estonian-Latvian state-run cross-border hybrid offshore wind project has announced the launch of a public tender for the preparation of studies of the environmental impact on fisheries and fisheries-related activities. The aim of the study is to carry out fish community inventory and fisheries survey, and spring-spawning Baltic herring studies in the development areas of ELWIND offshore wind farms in Estonia and Latvia and in their vicinity.

The results of the study must determine whether the offshore wind farm project, if implemented, could conflict with the conservation needs of the nature conservation fish species or the important interests of the fishing industry.

The procurement is divided into three lots. Each lot of covers different fishery surveys in the Estonian and/or Latvian maritime area. The lots are: Lot 1 – Fish inventory and fisheries survey in the Estonian ELWIND wind farm area; Lot 2 – Fish inventory and fisheries survey in the Latvian ELWIND wind farm area; Lot 3 – Survey of spring-spawning Baltic herring.

The deadline for submitting the tender is June 5, 2024.

Further information is available on the Estonian Procurement Registry, reference number: 278848: https://riigihanked.riik.ee/rhr-web/#/procurement/7264585/general-info