New York Bight Wind Energy Area Transit Lane Development

In March, RODA co-hosted a workshop with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in order to identify the most critical transit routes for fishing vessels in advance of the next anticipated wind energy lease sale in the New York Bight. Thank you again to all the fishermen who completed survey documents and provided other input at, and in advance of, the meeting. Details from this workshop, including a draft summary, can be found here.

Following the workshop, RODA requested USCG to initiate a study similar to the MARIPARS study it is conducting for the MA/RI wind energy lease areas (see letter here). We will announce next steps here in the near future.