Ocean Wind Farms: Challenges on Horizon
Commercial Fisheries News
May 2013

Associate Michele Hallowell authored the Commercial Fisheries News article, "Ocean Wind Farms: Challenges on Horizon." The article discusses how ocean wind energy development is going to affect commercial fishing. In federal waters alone, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has created 11 wind energy areas along the East Coast, and more are anticipated. The sheer expansiveness of ocean wind development means it will affect almost all commercial fishermen. It is vital for fishermen to be familiarized with wind farm configurations, in order to avoid damaging their vessel and equipment, or getting caught in underwater cabling.