Gulf of Mexico
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management / U.S. Department of the Interior

LA - Input from Commercial, Recreational Fishermen Wanted on Development of Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service and affected coastal states, is developing guidance to mitigate potential impacts from offshore wind projects on commercial and recreational fisheries.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service and affected coastal states, is developing guidance to mitigate potential impacts from offshore wind projects on commercial and recreational fisheries.

BOEM has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in order to collect knowledge from the people and organizations who know and use the areas that could be affected.

As part of this process, BOEM is hosting a series of two-hour virtual fisheries mitigation scoping dialogues in December. The Gulf of Mexico Workshop is being held on December 15 from 10 a.m. to noon CST. These workshops are intended primarily for commercial and recreational fishermen, but they are also open to the public.

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