OFFSHORE WIND

The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association will be updating this page as these projects get underway in the three wind area leases.  If you have any questions please call the MLA office at 781-545-6984 and talk to Beth Casoni.

Updated on 5-25-2017

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Vineyard Power

Vineyard Power Cable route is being developed and the fishing industries input is needed.  If you fish around the Vineyard Power lease area and Nantucket Sound please print the chart here to mark up with the best route for the cable so to have the least amount of impact on the fisheries; lobster, conch, squid etc. and mail it to Erik Peckar Vineyard Power Cooperative PO Box 1077 West Tisbury, MA 02557 or email erik@vineyardpower.com

Baystate Wind – aka DONG Energy

Beginning on May 13 DONG Energy will conduct a reconnaissance survey of a possible cable route in Rhode Island state waters to a point on Mount Hope Bay. Please see the attached Notice to Fishermen for the survey route. An experienced lobsterman will be on the survey vessel to serve as point of contact for fishermen in the vicinity – local fishermen are encouraged to call the vessel or the on-board Fishing Industry Representative to avoid potential gear conflicts.

Laminated copies of this notice may be obtained at waterfront distribution points or by texting a mailing address to (207) 939-7055.

DONG survey notice May 13th

In May and early June, DONG Energy US Wind Power will survey a proposed cable route from the Bay State Wind offshore lease area to a RI location. Please see the attached Notice to Fishermen for the survey route. An experienced lobsterman will be on the survey vessel to serve as point of contact for fishermen in the vicinity – local fishermen are encouraged to call the vessel or the on-board Fishing Industry Representative to avoid potential gear conflicts.

Laminated copies of this notice may be obtained at waterfront distribution points or by texting a mailing address to (207) 939-7055.

DONG survey notice May 16