Gulf of Maine Draft Call Area Engagement Meetings

draft Call Area Map

On January 10, 2023, BOEM announced a series of in-person and virtual meetings to solicit feedback on the next steps for the Gulf of Maine.

BOEM would like to receive feedback on the draft Call Area and the Wind Energy Area model that is being developed in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Center for Coastal and Ocean Science (NCCOS) for the next phase of the planning process. BOEM will be hosting a series of in-person and virtual meetings, as follows

Upcoming Virtual Meeting:

  • Gulf of Maine Tribal Nations
    • Date: Tue., Feb. 28, 2023
    • Time: 1pm-5pm EST
    • This meeting is for representatives of federally recognized Gulf of Maine Tribal Nations, and is not open to the general public. If you are a representative of a Tribal Nation with interests in the Gulf of Maine, please contact Liz Oliver for registration information (Elizabeth.Oliver@boem.gov)

In-Person Meetings were held on the following dates:

  • Massachusetts:
    • Date: Tues., Jan 17, 2023
    • Time: 4-7pm EST
    • Location:
      Salem State University
      Veteran's Hall in the Ellison Campus Center
      352 Lafayette Street
      Salem, MA 01970
    • Agenda
  • New Hampshire
    • Date: Wed., Jan 18, 2023
    • Time: 5-8pm EST
    • Location:  
      NHDES Portsmouth Regional Office
      Pease International Tradeport 222
      International Drive, Suite 175
      Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • Agenda
  • Maine
    • Date: Thurs., Jan 19, 2023
    • Time: 5-8pm EST
    • Location:
      Holiday Inn, Portland-by the Bay
      88 Spring Street
      Portland, ME 04101
    • Agenda

Virtual Meetings:

Agenda (same approach for each virtual meeting)

  • Shipping & Commercial Maritime
    • Date: Wed., Jan 25, 2023
    • Time: 2-4pm EST
  • Fisheries Meetings
    • Maine Fisheries (Fixed Gear Focus)
      • Date: Fri., Jan 27, 2023
      • Time: 10am-12pm EST
      • Recording
    • Mobile Gear (e.g., Scallop, Groundfish)
      • Date: Mon., Jan 30, 2023
      • Time: 10am-12pm EST
      • Recording
    • Recreational and Highly Migratory Species
      • Date: Mon., Jan 30, 2023
      • Time: 2-4pm EST
      • Recording
    • Fixed Gear (Massachusetts/New Hampshire Focus)
      • Date: Tues., Jan 31, 2023
      • Time: 5-7pm EST
      • Recording
  • Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (eNGOs)
    • Date: Tues., Jan 31, 2023
    • Time: 10am-12pm EST
    • Recording