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Floating Offshore Wind Research Array Webinar 4 - Fishing-Industry Focused - Shared screen with speaker view
Peter Fallon
01:27:17
What will the transmission capacity of the cable and connection infrastructure support in terms of possible additional turbines? Once this cable is in place, would it be a draw for additional development in the same area where this project could be sited? Thanks
Stephenie Pinkham
01:27:56
Is there any plan to meet specifically with Zone E Lobsterman? They would be the most effected if the Sheepscot River ends up being utilized.
Jed Fahey
01:35:06
I’m a retired biologist. It pains me to hear this. Of course I support the need to do research and I’ve done it all of my life, but so many fishermen on this call have had such excellent points. I would like to jump up and down and scream about it but since I’m not a stakeholder and the biggest fish I ever caught was a bluefish in 1969, I don’t want to take any time away from the real fishermen. As Dustin Delano has just asked (more eloquently) --- What is the rush, given where we are as a pandemic-brutalized nation right now?
Patrick Field
01:35:11
Just a heads up: Gerry is next then want to jump to Eben who has been waiting.
Robert Ingalls
01:35:57
To add to my question last zoom meeting, how much is put in a bond/escrow to clean the research project if it isn't feasible?
Patrick Field
01:38:49
Virginia, sorry if I cut you off there at the end.
Ben Martens
01:51:21
Who owns the cable?
Ira Miller
01:55:39
How do you raise your hand here?
Patrick Field
01:55:59
Ira, I have you in the line now so no need.
Ira Miller
01:56:13
ok
Stephen Drew
02:02:04
If you look in detail at the record you can find many cases where states and fishermen have many large inputs and influence in siting and layout. The Mass - RI originally proposed area was reduced by about 45% due in part to fisdhermen's inputs about important fishing grounds. The grid layout is another of many examples.
Troy Plummer
02:03:29
Marine mammal protection act is used to to justify considering my endline rope as a risk to right whales, Anchor chains and power cables must represent greater risk than a 7/16 rope. When you take one area it increases effort elsewhere