NOAA Fisheries Develops Tools to Help Display Impact of Offshore Wind on Fishing Industry
NOAA Fisheries announced it has created new tools and analyses to help educate the public on the fishing impacts that will be associated with offshore wind development.
One of the ways NOAA said it analyzed how fishing could be impacted by offshore wind was combining vessel logbook and dealer report data from 2008-2018 compared to current offshore wind energy project areas.
“We identified where and when fishing occurred relative to these areas and estimated landings and fishing revenue associated with each project area,” NOAA explained...
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