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CITATIONS & FOOTNOTES: IS OFFSHORE WIND BLOWING IN TOO FAST?

Several studies related to windfarms and their effects on fish migration and larval transport related to a November, 2019 feature in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman Magazine.
By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.  |  October 8, 2019
CITATIONS & FOOTNOTES: IS OFFSHORE WIND BLOWING IN TOO FAST?
If flounder species show avoidance behaviors associated with electromagnetic fields due to cables at windfarms, how will fluke react respond at Ocean Wind lease OCS-A0489 (in green) and the proposed OCS-A0499 during annual migrations between Hereford and Barnegat Inlets in the future? Click on the PDFs items below to review the studies cited in the November, 2019 edition of The Fisherman (NJ/DE Bay). Image courtesy of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

On page 14 of the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman Magazine for November of 2019, an article titled "Myth or Matter: Is Offshore Wind Blowing in Too Fast" cites five different studies related to windfarms and the impact of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on fish species. Those studies referenced in the article are contained below as PDF files.

BOEM2019-049.pdf - Evaluation of Potential EMF Effects on Fish Species of Commercial or Recreational Fishing Importance in Southern New England

DONG2006.pdf - Danish Offshore Wind - Key Environmental Issues

MASSDMF2018.pdf - Recommended Regional Scale Studies Related To Fisheries In The Massachusetts And Rhode Island-Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Areas

FBOWFD2013.pdf - Fish Benefits From Offshore Wind Farm Development

PNNL20813.pdf - Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Fish and Invertebrates

Find the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman with the related article in local tackle shops, marinas and convenience stores. The November issue will be on newsstands through November 21. Digital subscribers can see the November edition here.

For another take on the New England windfarms, see Windfarm Developers Refusing To Study Effects On Recreational Fishing in the October, 2019 edition of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) newsletter.

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