Mass. commercial fishermen decry offshore wind projects’ pace

COMMERCIAL FISHING BOAT OPERATORS in Massachusetts are arguing that offshore wind energy projects are being planned without due consideration of their impact on marine life and fishing grounds. Massachusetts fishermen currently are trying to reach a compensation agreement with offshore wind company Vineyard Wind. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE
COMMERCIAL FISHING BOAT OPERATORS in Massachusetts are arguing that offshore wind energy projects are being planned without due consideration of their impact on marine life and fishing grounds. Massachusetts fishermen currently are trying to reach a compensation agreement with offshore wind company Vineyard Wind. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE
PROVIDENCE – A coalition of Massachusetts commercial fishermen claims New England is not prepared for a cluster of wind-energy farms planned off the Cape Cod and Rhode Island coasts. If fully built out, the offshore wind farms would cover a 1,400-square-mile area larger than the Ocean State and would negatively impact marine life and fishing…

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