Now Available: Report on Socio-Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development on Atlantic Fisheries

03-29-2017

BOEM would like to share with you a new report, Socio-Economic Impact of Outer Continental Shelf Wind Energy Development on Fisheries in the U.S. Atlantic. Recognizing the importance that commercial and recreational fisheries play in the U.S. economy and to food supply, BOEM worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service to better understand fishing activity as it relates to areas of potential offshore wind energy development.

This report will inform BOEM's decision-making related to future offshore wind energy development by identifying potentially affected fisheries that may require additional information and analysis.

For more information, please read the final report on BOEM's website at https://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Completed-Studies/. The geospatial data for this report can be found here: https://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-GIS-Data/.

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Stephen Boutwell
Office of Public Affairs - Renewable Energy
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Tel: 703-787-1531