NEW BEDFORD MA. MARCH 23, 2022. Offshore Wind Farm Support is proud to announce the placement of seasoned, experienced, and knowledgeable fisherman known as “Certified Fisheries Liaison Officer” onboard the Survey Vessel Go Pursuit, who is performing scientific geophysical survey operations in Lease area OAS-A-0522.
Vineyard Wind is currently building the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind energy project over 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. The project will generate clean, renewable, affordable energy for over 400,000 homes and businesses across the Commonwealth, while reducing carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tons per year.
“Vineyard Wind is a great company to work with, and we feel very fortunate to have earned their business,” says Troya Forsberg / CEO of Offshore Wind Farm Support, LLC.
Between 2019 and 2021, CFLO’s working with Offshore Wind Farm Support have been onboard Offshore Wind Survey vessels who collected over 220,000 km of survey miles and encountered well over 1,400 crossing situations commercial fishing vessels and other marine traffic and to date, have had ZERO negative interactions.
“We set a new standard and raise the bar on professionalism every day” says CFLO Scott, “I love working offshore with my fishing buddies and participating in helping heal the world.
ALL Fisheries Liaisons working for Offshore Wind Farm Support have extensive experience working on and running commercial fishing boats, and are well known and respected within the fishing community.
“Vineyard Wind recognizes the importance of having experienced fishermen onboard survey vessels so they can communicate directly and in real-time with fishing vessels and mariners during survey activities. Scott Garvey is a local fisherman with many years of experience in commercial fishing is onboard the Go Pursuit,” says Paul Forsberg, “There are 17 Offshore Wind Farms under development on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA and Vineyard Wind is one of four developers who recognize the importance of real-time professional and proactive communication between fishermen and developers.”
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It is our intent to create a simple, efficient, non-intimidating access for local fishermen and their communities if they desire to be part of this energy industry. This includes, offering ways to get involved, at many levels, in the early stages of Offshore Wind Industry on the Eastern seaboard. We will support onshore services as well as offshore positions, to better support livelihoods that may have changed during the last few years as renewable energy has taken a place in the country.