Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind held its first Recreational Fishing information session on January 13. A follow-up meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 PM (ET). This second meeting is focused on gathering information from the recreational fishing community. The virtual meeting will feature the Atlantic Shores staff along with Recreational Fisheries Industry Representative, Capt. Adam Nowalsky, and Fisheries Liaison Officer, Capt. Kevin Wark.
The event will kick off with a brief 15-minute overview of Atlantic Shores and the lease area, followed by a discussion of key issues for the recreational fishing community with attendees getting an opportunity to ask questions about the about the lease area. Captains Nowalsky and Wark will also present the list of recreational issues collected thus far by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and seek input from meeting attendees as to other major subject areas within the lease area itself.
This Thursday’s webinar is expected to wrap up at 8:30 p.m. and represents a great opportunity for members of the public to weigh in on the Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind site located approximately 9 to 20 miles off the New Jersey coast, between Barnegat Light and Atlantic City, and encompassing approximately 183,000 acres.
Learn more about Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and the offshore wind project at www.atlanticshoreswind.com/mariners.
Read Myth or Matter: Is Offshore Wind Blowing in Too Fast? an exclusive from The Fisherman Magazine on the noted effects of electromagnetic fields on certain species of fish including flounder as compiled by researchers in the United States and Denmark.