Offshore Wind Energy - Session at the Maine Fishermen's Forum
March 3, 2012
On March 3, 2012, the Island Institute facilitated a workshop session on offshore wind energy as part of the Maine Fishermen's Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. This workshop convened key representatives of state and federal regulatory agencies, wind industry representatives, environmental researchers and marine user organizations.
Key themes that emerged from the day included:
Maximizing stakeholder involvement
Identifying the benefits of offshore wind
Considering the potential for larger scale development
Availability of compensation for lost fishing grounds
Preserving a way of life
The report below explores these themes in greater detail and provides a detailed description of the Forum session. Funding for this report was provided by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Mangement (BOEM).