Boom, Boom, BOEM: Agency Announces Wind Energy Area off Morro Bay
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management dropped a figurative bomb on the fishing industry Friday, when it announced an offshore wind energy site off California.
The announcement of a Morro Bay Wind Energy Area, smaller than the "399 Call Area," on Friday came as a surprise to the seafood industry. Two days earlier, BOEM representatives met with the Pacific Fishery Management Council's Marine Planning Committee and gave no hint an announcement was imminent.
The WEA is located approximately 20 miles offshore the central California coastline and ...
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