ZUG, Switzerland -- Nord Stream AG has agreed to compensate two Polish fishery associations. This relates to activities affected by the current installation of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
The associations will receive a one-off payment to compensate Polish fishermen who may normally fish in the vicinity of the pipelines, and to provide these fishermen with any relevant information about the project.
Nord Stream AG says its environmental and social management policy allows negotiations with all fishing organizations and independent fishermen around the Baltic Sea.
The potential impact of the pipelines on the sea bottom is limited essentially to passing trawlers, particularly bottom trawlers. This could force the vessels to alter their fishing techniques, trawling gear, and/or geographical location.