2018-11-21
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/27767-vineyard-wind-smast-fisheries-nature-offshore-impact

U.S. Researchers Want Public to Understand Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy

Vineyard Wind and the Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology are working on pre- and post-construction assessments of fisheries and associated ecological conditions.

Official Press Release Vineyard Wind:

Vineyard Wind Announces Fisheries Research Collaboration with UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology

Pre- and post-construction assessments of fisheries will further public understanding of impacts associated with offshore wind development

Vineyard Wind (VW) has announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to plan and conduct pre- and post-construction assessments of fisheries and associated ecological conditions. The assessment, which will further public understanding of offshore wind development impacts, would be used to inform future permitting and public policy decisions regarding wind energy facility siting.  “The fishing industry has raised important questions about the impacts of offshore wind development on the marine environment... ... More: Official Press Release Vineyard Wind

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