New York Bight Wind Energy Area Transit Lane Development
RODA is working closely with NYSERDA, developers, BOEM, NMFS, the U.S. Coast Guard, states, and others to identify adequate transit lanes for fishing vessels through the active and proposed Wind Energy Areas in the New York Bight. Please see the following documents for more information:
Fisheries Transit Survey
RODA, with the help of NYSERDA and NYSDEC, has created a new survey tool to improve recommendations of transit corridor locations in the NY Bight as wind energy development areas are designated. Data from submitted maps will be collected by RODA - by email or mail - and complied to ensure anonymity.
Details instructions provided with the map. We encourage submission from all fisheries, gear-types, and active seasons with regional interest. The more data we have = the better the recommendations we can make!
RODA - NYSERDA Transit Workshop (March 27th 2019)
The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), New York State Energy Research and Data Authority (NYSERDA), and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are gathering feedback related to fishing transit throughout the NY Bight. This information gathering, which includes a review of existing data and a fishermen survey, will culminate in a transit workshop scheduled for March 27, 2018 at Danfords Hotel, Marina, and Spa in Port Jefferson, New York. The goal of the workshop is to present information collected on New York Bight transit routes to participants, to gather feedback, and ultimately develop a Workshop Report that provides a clearer understanding of where transit lanes would provide the greatest value prior to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's delineation of new offshore wind lease areas in the New York Bight. Your engagement in this workshop will help facilitate discussions of route options and design objectives to maximize the interest of the fishing industry.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please register at the following link: