US Offshore Wind and Fisheries Alliance Names First Executive Director

The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) has appointed Lyndie Hice-Dunton as its first executive director.

Hice-Dunton officially assumed the role of Executive Director on 10 February.

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According to ROSA, the new appointment has over a decade of experience in fisheries science and environmental policy as a specialist on projects focusing on coastal and offshore energy, offshore infrastructure development, and fisheries stakeholder engagement.

Her experience includes close work with state and federal regulatory agencies, fishing industry representatives, and offshore wind developers to identify best science-based approaches to responsible development. 

ROSA stated that Hice-Dunton will continue to build these relationships while advancing the alliance as a forum developed through research and a better understanding of the marine environment while fostering co-existence between fisheries and offshore wind development.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to work with all of our partners to build ROSA and work towards improving our understanding of the interaction between fisheries and offshore development,” said Dunton.  

“ROSA provides a unique opportunity to expand our regional coordination on these issues during this period of rapid change within both industries.”

Formed in early 2019, ROSA aims to provide for and advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions in U.S. state and federal waters through coordination and cooperation.