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Why the fishing industry is against offshore wind farms near Ocean City

Representatives say wind farms could cause harm by driving marine wildlife away, disturbing the ocean environment and making navigation more difficult for fishers and mariners. “Now with the current offshore wind leasing process, we have these fishing grounds being sold right out from under us,” said Meghan Lapp during a recent presentation to the Ocean City Town Council. But marine biologists and wind farm officials say the impact won’t be that severe. “I think they took an emotional approach to the problem. … So there was some degree of misinformation,” said Salvo Vitale, general counsel for U.S. Wind, one of the offshore wind energy companies involved in the Maryland project. The town’s officials feel very strongly that this project was misrepresented to them because the size of the wind turbines has increased since the initial proposal,,, >click to read<10:18

Oyster wholesaler’s attempt to privatize over 23,000 acres of Galveston Bay could change who owns the bottom of Texas bays

At issue is a lease between Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District and , based in Smith Point, which is commonly referred to as STORM. While the two parties in the lease say the contract authorizes the wholesaler alone to harvest oysters, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and General Land Office disagree. Read the rest here 07:20