Category Archive: Climate Change

Fishermen’s Energy: In it for the long haul

An example of a twisted jacket turbine foundation.  The wind turbine structure would be mounted atop the yellow foundation base where the girding is in this photo.  The unique foundation design came about through a competitive grant program sponsored by the Carbon Trust to encourage wind power development.  Built ashore, multiple units can be transported together providing significant cost savings. (Carbon Trust photo)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – When Fishermen’s Energy goes before the US Department of Energy (DOE) in April to present its proposal for a $46.7 million grant, it will be “shovel ready,” as the saying goes.  Unlike other demonstration-scale wind farms proposed in state waters, the company’s Atlantic City wind farm project has all required state and federal …

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CFRF whelk, scallop, lobster projects reveal surprises, climate change effects

SOUTH KINGSTON, RI – Fishermen got some surprising news about channeled whelk and engaged in a lively Q&A over Southern New England lobster nursery survey results during a shellfish research session hosted by the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) on Nov. 7. Biologists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) also presented findings from …

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Changing Ocean

Water temperature, ocean patterns altering fish behavior, distribution MYSTIC, CT – Back in April when the New England Fishery Management Council was gathered here, member David Goethel of New Hampshire described the groundfish fleet’s downward slide in the following fashion. In the 1990s, he said, “We had an overcapacity issue with groundfish, and we dealt with …

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