California Urges BOEM To Revise Offshore Wind Fishery-Mitigation Guide

September 7, 2022
California agencies and state fishing industry groups are urging the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to overhaul its draft guidance for mitigating offshore wind energy impacts to fisheries, in part by recognizing that floating turbines required on the West Coast present unique challenges compared with East Coast facilities. “While we recognize the need for a national mitigation framework, the draft Guidance lacks specificity in terms of regional differences in commercial and recreational fisheries and the varying mitigation needs...

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