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The U.S. Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) has formed an alliance dedicated to advancing regional research on fisheries and offshore wind. The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is expected to provide for and advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions in federal waters. The group represents a collaborative effort of fishing industry representatives, offshore wind […]
Vineyard Wind will implement recommendations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to guide the fisheries monitoring studies during the construction of the 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts. The recommendations will also be used to initiate longer-term studies as part of a regional approach to fisheries studies. SMAST’s studies […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), NOAA Fisheries and the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fisheries and offshore wind coordination. Under the 10-year agreement, the parties will collaborate on the science and process of offshore wind energy development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. RODA, a coalition of fishing industry […]
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into a partnership agreement with Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) to improve communication between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind developers. The aim of this first-of-its-kind partnership is to create an unprecedented opportunity for commercial fishermen to provide direct input to the wind energy industry on matters of significant interest […]
The U.S. Vineyard Wind is sponsoring a fisheries event in Massachusetts as part of its efforts to connect with the fishing industry in New England. The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Annual Weekend and Trade Show began today, 17 January, and will be taking place until 20 January at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis. Representatives from Vineyard Wind are […]
The New Bedford Port Authority has reached an agreement with all offshore wind developers operating in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island market to serve as the designated Fisheries Representative of the commercial fishing industry to each of the development companies.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is hosting four workshops with the fishing industry to identify priorities for the assessment of impacts offshore wind has on fisheries and ecological conditions.
Vineyard Wind has appointed Crista Bank as Fisheries Liaison to lead the project’s regional engagement with fishing industry representatives on Cape and Islands, the South Coast, Rhode Island, and along the East Coast in the US.
Vineyard Wind has entered into a collaborative agreement with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to assess fisheries, which is expected to further public understanding of offshore wind development impacts.
US-based Deepwater Wind has appointed Rodney Avila as the new Fisheries Liaison, who will act as a mediator between local fisheries and the company regarding its planned offshore wind farms.
The Crown Estate led Fisheries Liaison with Offshore Wind and Wet renewables (FLOWW) group has recently published a revised set of best practice guidelines for fisheries liaison around offshore renewables developments. The finalisation of these guidelines, after nearly three years in development, is a testament to the spirit of co-operation and collaboration that the FLOWW […]
The West of Morecambe Fisheries Fund, established to support fishing communities operating in the eastern Irish Sea, has opened for applications from the fishing industry. The fund is an innovative approach to enable both the wind farm operators of the Ormonde, Walney 1 and 2, West of Duddon Sands wind farms and fishing industry to […]
In Rhode Island and around the country, coastal communities are working to generate new industries, support job creation, and provide food and services to an ever-increasing population, through planning to manage and sustain the ocean’s resources. The nation’s fisheries and offshore renewable energy resources represent part of the answer. Two new short films—one focusing on […]
European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki is currently visiting the US to strengthen co-operation between the... (fis) [mappress] Source: fis, September 08, 2011
The Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont has signed the legislation approving the procurement of an additional 2,000MW of offshore wind energy in the state. The state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will now begin the request for proposal (RFP) process, followed by a public comment period. The RFP will also include the findings of the Commission of […]
The World Ocean Council (WOC) has joined the recently launched World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) as its newest member. WOC brings together industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to address ocean sustainable […]
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has sent a letter to BOEM expressing concern for the possible negative impacts the Vineyard Wind project could have on fisheries, marine life and habitats. The letter represents NOAA's public comment on BOEM's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. NOAA stated that "the […]
The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has issued the federal consistency concurrence for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. The news follows Vineyard Wind's submission of a commercial fisheries mitigation proposal and a commercial fisheries biological assessment monitoring plan summary to CRMC. The Massachusetts office of coastal zone management is expected to issue […]
The UK Planning Inspectorate is hosting issue-specific hearings on the Thanet Extension offshore wind project this month as part of Vattenfall’s application for an order granting development consent. The hearings will take place between 19 and 21 February at the Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent, with the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) scheduled for 18 February. The […]
Vineyard Wind has signed an agreement committing to implement protective measures for North Atlantic right whales during construction and operation of its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. The U.S. company signed the deal to protect the critically endangered species with the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Conservation Law Foundation. Among a […]
The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has obtained additional federal consistency oversight regarding offshore wind development projects in the federal waters off its coast, as well as that of Massachusetts. The CRMC has been granted this jurisdiction expansion by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through a new Geographic Location Description (GLD 2018) […]
Vineyard Wind is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of its 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.
The US could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US).
U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, and Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, of Rhode Island, have called on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider fishermen's interest earlier in the siting process for offshore wind.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) Offshore Wind Strategic Plan Team is holding a supply chain networking event in Princeton, U.S.
A revised technique for mapping the spawning sites of Atlantic herring in the UK has been developed which will ensure fish are protected during offshore wind farm construction and which could lead to a more efficient and low cost development process, the Carbon Trust said.