New Bedford – Wind energy blows into town

sct logoSo everyone is excited, yes? Maybe not. We noticed that there were very few people from the fishing industry in the gathering, and none among the speakers. Seafood consultant Jim Kendall, who shows up at all of the meetings of whatever it is, is among those concerned that fishermen will be kept away from wind turbine farms. One is, while fishermen here are being told that they will be allowed to use trawlers, in Denmark only net fishing will be allowed, not trawling. That’s a red flag for Kendall, who said he suspects there will be similar rules here regardless of what’s being said now. continued