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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is pleased to announce that the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) has identified members of a new standing committee on offshore wind energy and fisheries.
BOEM requested NASEM establish the committee as part of the bureau’s efforts to expand and improve its engagement and communication with the fishing community on offshore wind energy activities. The committee is a diverse group of stakeholders related to offshore wind and fisheries broadly, such as commercial and recreational fisheries, scientists, non-governmental organisations, community and Tribal representatives and offshore wind industry. The committee will serve as an independent, credible forum to discuss the state of science and pressing concerns related to the intersection of offshore wind with fisheries. It will provide BOEM ongoing assistance in the development of the nation’s offshore wind energy resources and their potential effects on fisheries.
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