July 27, 2021
Partner David Frulla
, was quoted in a recent WorkBoat
article regarding plans to open more of the New York Bight to wind farm development, which may threaten the East Coast scallop fishing industry. This move by the Biden administration is geared towards developing more off-shore wind and is supported by the state governments of New York and New Jersey.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has proposed the creation of a five-nautical mile buffer, which would protect highly productive scallop grounds that have supported the industry’s success for 20 years.
“The proposed buffer zone would create a five-nautical mile strip inside BOEM’s mapped Hudson South wind energy area, standing off any future turbine construction from the southeastern edge that borders the Hudson Canyon scallop access area” said Frulla who has represented the Fisheries Survival Fund. “The buffer zone’s purpose is to make sure there is not a wind farm hard up against an access area”.
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