April 21, 2024

fishing industry

Fishermen Quit RI Coastal Board in Anger
The panel of fishers advising Rhode Island’s coastal regulator has abruptly quit, accusing the agency of bias toward the offshore wind development they fear will harm the seafood industry.
Report: Planned OSW Fisheries Impact Studies Fall Short
Scientists say offshore wind developers' planned studies won't plug gap in fisheries data.
BOEM: Major Visual, Scientific Impacts from NJ’s 1st OSW Project
BOEM concluded that Ocean Wind 1 combined with other projects will have a “major” impact on scenic and visual factors and on scientific research.
BOEM Cites Fishing, Cultural Concerns for Atlantic Shores OSW
New Jersey's largest offshore wind farm would have a “major” effect on fisheries and "visual resources,” but only a moderate impact in other areas, BOEM found.
SouthCoast Wind
Committee Begins Effort to Measure OSW Impact on Fisheries
BOEM debuted its effort to better engage fisheries and their related stakeholders in the country’s offshore wind development process.
NJ Outlines OSW Research Projects amid Ocean Enviro Anxiety
New Jersey's plan to spend $26 million in developer contributions to monitor the impact of OSW on coastal marine life drew skepticism from environmentalists.
NJ Extends Comment Period on 3rd OSW Solicitation
New Jersey has extended by two weeks the comment period on the plan to hold its third — and largest — offshore wind solicitation in early 2023.
NextEra Energy
Forum: Collaboration Key in Minimizing Enviro Impact of NJ Offshore Tx
The key to minimizing the impact of running transmission lines from N.J.’s offshore wind projects to the onshore grid will be collaboration between developers.
Vineyard Wind
NJ Awards $3.4M to Study the Marine Impact of Turbines
New Jersey will spend $3.4 million on three initiatives to research the impact of the state’s two planned offshore wind projects on wildlife and fisheries.
Maine Governor’s Energy Office
Maine Could Extend OSW Ban to 75 Nautical Miles off Coast
A working document of the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap initiative suggests possibly extending the state’s OSW ban to 75 nautical miles off the coast.

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