Workshop Proceeding

Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Development and Fisheries: Proceedings of a Workshop -- in Brief (2018)

Offshore wind is a growing source of renewable energy in the United States, with leases in place along the Atlantic coast for future wind farm development. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is charged with overseeing environmentally and economically responsible development of energy resources in the United States. In support of this mission, BOEM engaged a steering committee of the National Academies to convene a workshop to explore potential impacts to fisheries from offshore wind energy development.

This new publication summarizes the November 2017 workshop discussions on research and monitoring priorities to assess the potential impact of offshore wind development on fisheries in southern New England. Presentations covering perspectives from scientists, the fishing and offshore wind industries, and state and federal government are summarized in this brief document.

This publication was sponsored by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.