Fishermen’s Doubts Persist on South Fork Wind Farm

As 2018 approaches, so does Deepwater Wind’s plan to submit applications to more than 20 federal, state, and local permitting agencies for the South Fork Wind Farm, an installation of up to 15 turbines it plans to construct approximately 30 miles east of Montauk. With a first-quarter deadline to submit those applications looming, commercial fishermen in East Hampton remain generally opposed to the project,,, The specific concern voiced at the town trustees’ Dec. 11 meeting, and again at last Thursday’s meeting of its harbor management committee, is the prospect of trawl nets getting caught on them, which fishermen say would be both costly and potentially deadly. click here to read the story 14:18

  • Joel Hovanesian

    Deepwater Wind officials disputed assertions that fishermen have caught their nets on the Block Island transmission cable’s mats. But to alleviate that concern, Mr. Plummer said last Thursday, Capt. Rodman Sykes, a Rhode Island fisherman who is conducting surveys for Deepwater Wind, would take Montauk fishermen to the area in question to demonstrate that they are not impacting fishing.

    Apparently Rodman has not heard or spoken with the several vessels from his own port who have done damage. Just how much is Deepwater paying for these surveys? HMMM?