Friday, April 6, 2012

BOEM Offshore Renewable Energy Program Public Listening Session

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will host a Public Listening Session in which Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) representatives will take questions and input from fishermen and other stakeholders regarding offshore renewable energy projects (see below for registration).

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is engaged in siting offshore renewable energy facilities along the Atlantic seaboard.  As part of the planning and analysis for the offshore renewable energy process BOEM is reaching out to fishers to solicit their thoughts regarding offshore renewable energy as well as informing fishers about the offshore renewable energy leasing process.

BOEM will also provide an update on offshore renewable energy activities in the Mid-Atlantic (New York to North Carolina). Updates on the status of other BOEM-funded studies will also be presented during the meeting.

BOEM staff, MAFMC leaders, National Marine Fisheries Service personnel will be present to answer questions. The public can attend in person or via the internet.

For online webinar access register at: This is the same link for listening-in to the MAFMC meeting Agenda.

For questions regarding the Listening Session process, contact Jason Didden at or (302) 526-5254.

Information regarding BOEM’s renewable energy program can be found at:

Meeting Time and Location:

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sanderling Inn, 1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC

And Via the Internet at

source: MAFMC

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