Vineyard Wind 1, a project that will provide power to 400,000 Massachusetts’ homes, spoke with the OAC on May 12th.
Crista Bank is the Fisheries Manager, overseeing their efforts on improving relations with the fishing industry and surrounding communities. This includes directing outreach engagement, developing fisheries research programs, and identifying potential workforce opportunities for fishing industry involvement. She has spent the last four years laying the groundwork for these strategies as a Fisheries Liaison on the Vineyard Wind 1 project.
Dana Rebeiro, Vineyard Wind 1′s Massachusetts community liaison joined Crista. She has been involved with community outreach at the Covell’s beach project and provided additional information on the shore side part of this project.
Their presentation focused on the following:
- general overview of the project; location, time frame, and project status
- expected impact on recreational fishing (tower/pole) – acting as a FAD (Fish Aggregate Device)
- status of the Covell Beach phase of the project and plans for the rest of the cable run
The presentation link can be found HERE.