Commercial fishermen have expressed concern about the potential impacts electromagnetic fields associated with offshore energy development could have on crabs. BOEM partnered with researchers and fishermen to conduct a four-month study to help the bureau better understand whether offshore energy-related undersea cables effect crab behavior. The study is part of BOEM’s larger efforts to ensure that offshore energy and commercial fisheries can successfully co-exist.
Learn more at https://www.boem.gov/newsroom/will-crabs-cross-submarine-cables.
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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.