Offshore wind projects and fisheries: Conflict and engagement in the United Kingdom and the United States

Claire Haggett, Talya Ten Brink, Aaron Russell, Michael Roach, Jeremy Firestone, Tracey Dalton, Bonnie J. McCay

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Abstract

A just transition to renewable energy requires accounting for the effects of offshore wind projects (OWPs) on the fishing industry. Research on the interaction of OWPs with coastal communities and fisheries in the United Kingdom and the United States offers insights into minimizing conflict and enhancing constructive engagement between fishers and wind energy developers. Recent innovations include earlier and more meaningful inclusion of fisheries representatives in planning and decision-making, involving fisheries liaisons in the process, and conducting more cumulative studies and taking collaborative approaches to considering the effects of OWP on fishing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-47
Number of pages10
JournalOceanography
Volume33
Issue number4
Early online date15 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Dec 2020

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