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Fishing advocates propose four-mile transit lanes for offshore wind

Posted by Web Master 6 on January 16, 2020 9:15 AM EST
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A coalition of commercial fishing groups is calling for four-mile-wide transit lanes through offshore wind turbine arrays off New England, as federal ocean planners and the Coast Guard consider maritime safety aspects of the projects.

In a Jan. 3 letter to those agencies, the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance proposed six vessel traffic lanes – each four nautical miles wide and up to 70 miles long – through wind turbine areas proposed by energy companies south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket off Massachusetts.

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