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James “Ooker” Eskridge, a working waterman and the mayor of Tangier, lifts a peeler pot into his workboat Sreedevi in Cod Harbor, Va. Ooker’s workboat is named after one of his four daughters, all of whom he and his wife, Irene, adopted from India. Jay Fleming photo
Island Life: Jay Fleming documents Chesapeake Bay’s offshore communities
The F/V Heidi & Elisabeth heads toward the commercial fishing pier in Portsmouth on a late summer evening to offload her daily catch of groundfish, sold at local farms through the Daily Haul. Eric Gendron @ericgendronphotography photo
Close Quarters: Ocean zoning pushes fisheries to the brink
The NMFS Greater Atlantic regional office is ending the use of traditional paper logbooks in favor of electronic catch reports in fall 2021. NMFS image.
Mid-Atlantic council to host eVTR training workshop
Aerial surveys estimated that 40 percent of the surviving North Atlantic right whale population was swimming near Cape Cod, Mass., in late April 2021. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries photo.
NMFS planning new whale protections for Atlantic gillnet and trap fisheries
BOEM is considering calls to change plans for New York Bight wind energy areas, including vessel transit lanes (blue corridors) and a buffer zone for the Hudson Canyon scallop access area (blue area). BOEM graphic.
Offshore wind plans court disaster, fishermen warn
The Port of New Bedford is hosting an Aug. 6 meeting for fishermen and BOEM to discuss offshore wind areas in the New York Bight, shown here in relation to the Hudson Canyon scallop access area (light blue). Port of New Bedford image.
New Bedford to host meeting on New York Bight offshore wind
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposes more wind energy lease sales in the New York Bight. Scallop fishermen want a buffer between their fishing grounds and the Hudson South area (bottom left). BOEM image.
Scallop fishermen seek buffer zone around New York Bight wind power areas
Michael Shellenberger speaks in Ocean City, N.J., at an event organized by opponents of the Ocean Wind offshore wind energy project July 15, 2021. Save Our Shoreline video image.
Offshore wind opponents host energy contrarian Michael Shellenberger
Who we are: Thomas & Lee Walton
A surf clam vessel offloading its catch in New Jersey. NOAA Fisheries photo/Peter Plantamura.
Empire Wind plans power delivery to New York in 2025
The 14-megawatt GE Haliade X turbine is becoming favored by U.S. offshore wind developers, including Ørsted which plans to work with GE building nacelles in New Jersey. GE image.
New Jersey awards 2,658 megawatts in biggest U.S. pact
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