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Fishermen fear offshore wind development will impact their industry, livelihood

A net full of squid and various other types of fish is released onto the deck of the Cailin & Mairead. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A net full of squid and various other types of fish is released onto the deck of the Cailin & Mairead. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Plans to develop offshore wind farms along the East Coast of the U.S. have some fishermen worried that their catches and livelihood will be adversely affected. The government and conservationists say wind power is a necessary tool for cutting back our country’s climate emissions.

WBUR’s Miriam Wasser reports.

This story was co-reported with Ben Storrow of E&E News.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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