N.J. fishermen and offshore wind firms learning to coexist

offshore wind energy, new jersey environment news

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Hunched over a laptop, Jeff Dement pointed to a virtual map showing lease areas for offshore wind off New Jersey’s coast.
He clicked on the legend and added a layer showing where scallop fishing overlaps with potential turbine locations.

“You could do this for days,” said Dement, fish tagging program director for the American Littoral Society, as he gave a tutorial of an online data portal published by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean …

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