Researcher to Map Commercial Fishing Activity to Reduce Fishing, Wind Industry Conflict
A natural resource economist from the University of Rhode Island will document where commercial fishing is conducting in southern New England waters to help reduce the conflict between the region’s fishermen and the wind industry.
“I’m exploring a new way of improving spatial planning for offshore wind,” said URI Associate Professor Thomas Sproul. “One of the biggest sources of delay in the regulatory process for offshore wind has been because of the conflicts with commercial fishing...”
According to Sproul, the National Marine Fisheries Service...
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