The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission recently announced the availability of the latest installment of the Habitat Management Series, entitled "Offshore Wind in My Backyard?"
With the accelerating development of offshore wind power, the Commission's Habitat Committee developed a concise report to outline general considerations that should be made when providing comment on proposed offshore wind projects.
The report focuses on habitat issues that are broadly applicable along the Atlantic seaboard for the siting, construction, and monitoring of offshore wind facilities.
The environmental issues associated with developing a wind facility are outlined and recommendations are offered on how to offset identified impacts.
The document is available on the Commission website (www.asmfc.org) under Breaking News
or by visiting: http://www.asmfc.org/publications/habitat/hms11OffshoreWindinMyBackyard_August2012.pdf
According to ASMFC, the report will continue to be updated as new sources of information become available.