Offshore wind farms threaten New Jersey's shellfish industry. Should fishing communities be compensated?


Offshore wind farms threaten New Jersey’s shellfish industry

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Amanda Oglesby

Asbury Park Press

  • Fishing vessels could face 15% losses from offshore wind farms, according to a Rutgers study.
  • Atlantic City-based clam vessels could face 25% losses when wind farms are built, Rutgers says.
  • A new compensation program could offer New Jersey’s impacted fisheries some relief.

Scallops and clams are likely to get more expensive to harvest off New Jersey, as commercial fishing vessels will soon have to compete for ocean space against offshore wind energy companies.

Earlier this month, New Jersey announced it would join eight other states that are seeking a regional approach to compensate fishing communities for the impending losses.

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