Survey for Southern New England Offshore Fishermen

Above: Anthony DeiCicchi with a schoolie bluefin from off Block Island in early August. 

2021 was a banner year for tuna fishing in Southern New England. From a mid-June run of bluefin South of Martha’s Vineyard to the mid-summer tuna frenzy off Block Island, many fishermen enjoyed excellent tuna fishing a relatively short run from the dock. If you were one of those fishermen, please take this survey to aid the research of our friend, Dr. Jeff Kneebone.

As part of his ongoing research on highly migratory species (tuna, billfish, sharks) and offshore wind, he’s created the survey to characterize recreational fishing effort for highly migratory species in southern New England, with focus on the wind energy areas, in 2021.

The colored areas in the above map represent the current offshore wind energy lease areas in southern New England. Contained within and immediately surrounding these lease areas are popular recreational fishing spots for bluefin tuna, mahi,  white marlin, and sharks. If you fish these areas, please take this brief online survey to help researchers gauge how much fishing effort occurs within the wind energy lease areas.

Survey Link: Quantifying recreational fishing effort for tuna, billfish, and sharks in southern New England during 2021 Survey (surveymonkey.com)
 

2 on “Survey for Southern New England Offshore Fishermen

  1. Gerry May

    ANOTHER BONE HEAD IDEA THESE THINGS NEVER SHOULD BE PUT IN THE WATER!!!!!!!! ALL FOR OTHER FORMS OF ENERGY DO IT ON LAND WERE AT LEAST YOU CAN WORK ON THEM!!!!!!!!

  2. Steve White

    The following is from an article published back in 2013 which focused on the environmental damage down by wind energy production by IER Policy Associates Travis Fisher and Alex Fitzsimmons authored this post.
    Besides the environmental damage caused to produce the turbines, the amount of fossil fuels used to build them, the fact that many of the parts are not recyclable and that they kill hundreds of thousands of birds each year is all part of “Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste”

    Wind energy is not nearly as “clean” and “good for the environment” as the wind lobbyists want you to believe. The wind industry is dependent on rare earth minerals imported from China, the procurement of which results in staggering environmental damages. As one environmentalist told the Daily Mail, “There’s not one step of the rare earth mining process that is not disastrous for the environment.” That the destruction is mostly unseen and far-flung does not make it any less damaging.

    All forms of energy production have some environmental impact. However, it is disingenuous for wind lobbyists to hide the impacts of their industry while highlighting the impacts of others. From illegal bird deaths to radioactive waste, wind energy poses serious environmental risks that the wind lobby would prefer you never know about. This makes it easier for them when arguing for more subsidies, tax credits, mandates and government supports.

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