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New Report on Socio-Economic Impact of Offshore Wind Development on Atlantic Fisheries

Recognizing the importance that commercial and recreational fisheries play in the U.S. economy and to food supply, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management worked with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service to better understand fishing activity as it relates to areas of potential offshore wind energy development. The report will inform the bureau’s decision-making related to future offshore wind energy development by identifying potentially affected fisheries that may require additional information and analysis.

Atlantic Fisheries