2024 DATES COMING SOON!  •  Lumen Field Event Center  •  Seattle, WA

Agenda Session

Offshore Wind: Can Better Regional Understanding Today Enable Change Tomorrow?

Nov 09 2023

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM PST

Main Stage

Offshore wind advocates and commercial fishermen continue to battle over how ocean resources can best be utilized, but that fight looks very different region by region, and even state by state. Offshore wind leasing is further along in New York than it is in California, so does that mean lessons learned from the east coast can be applied to the west coast? If these sorts of connections are made across fishing communities, does this larger group have a better chance of getting attention from state and even federal regulators? A panel of experts will explore these answers while also detailing:

• an overview of offshore wind developments by region

• a breakout of distinctions and overlaps between states

• what matters most to everyone

• the stakeholders at various levels that you need to know

Join the conversation as a panel of commercial fishing advocates detail the people, realities and challenges that define how offshore wind developments are impacting specific areas of the country while also making connections between them all. These connections will fuel further conversations to help you understand where things are today and what it means for you to be part of a conversation and solution for tomorrow.


Long Island Commercial Fishing Association

- Executive Director

West Coast Fisheries Consultants

- Principal

Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen's Organization

- Vice President

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