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Busy week ahead in New Jersey, with an offshore wind meeting in Long Branch on Thursday, followed by the Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo in Lakewood from Friday through Sunday.
By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.  |  September 17, 2018
Look for the covered Boater's Marketplace to find The Fisherman's booth this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-23, and get a free goodie while supplies last when get your new or renewed subscription.

The September 20th, 2018 weekly edition of The Fisherman Magazine has been printed up and is on its way to our subscribers (subscribers can also get online access here). In this week’s Editor’s Log (Tilting at Windmills) we just begin to scratch the surface at what could turn into a sometimes contentious debate about access and accountability in terms of wind farms off the Jersey Coast.

In a continuing effort to make stakeholders aware of offshore wind energy development plans in the New York/New Jersey Bight, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is alerting the public to three meetings and one webinar this month being hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). There is no cost to participate in the meetings or webinar.

September 17
Shade Tree Community Center
60 Shade Tree Lane
Aquebogue, NY
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

September 18
Waypoint Event Center at Fairfield Inn & Suites
Sea Loft Room
185 MacArthur Drive
New Bedford, MA
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

September 20
Long Branch Library
328 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ
5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

September 25
Webinar hosted by BOEM
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional details about the meeting format can be found here. The NJDEP encourages marine resource stakeholders to regularly review BOEM’s materials online for the most up-to-date information. Stakeholders are also encouraged to review the New York Offshore Wind Master Plan, which was produced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). To learn more, see BOEM and NYSERDA links below.

This weekend, the Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo returns to FirstEnergy Park - Home of the Lakewood Blue Claws – Friday through Sunday, September 21-23.

The most affordable and convenient show of its kind, the event will feature both new and pre-owned boats as well as boating accessories for sale. Expect over 300 new and pre-owned boats, dozens of dealers, and around 70 different manufacturers.

Additionally, boaters can browse different types of products and services in the Boater's Marketplace (look for The Fisherman booth and get a free goodie while supplies last when get your new or renewed subscription).

Show hours are Friday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday the 22nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday the 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 at the show entrance, 12 and under are admitted free. FirstEnergy Park is Located at 2 Stadium Way in Lakewood, NJ, at the intersection of Cedar Bridge and New Hampshire Avenues.

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