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Survey Between Port Clyde and Monhegan Island Test Site Delayed to February-March

NOTICE TO ZONE D LICENSE HOLDERS: MAV JANUARY SUBSEA GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY BETWEEN PORT CLYDE AND MONHEGAN ISLAND TEST SITE DELAYED TO FEBRUARY-MARCH

A postcard has been sent via postal mail to Zone D license holders that says the following:

Because of your valuable input, we are postponing our subsea cable geophysical survey until February-March. The additional time allows us to identify cable routes where the cable can be buried so that you can continue fishing over it, just like the undersea cable to Cutler.

We are working with state and federal agencies to ensure that all fishing, both fixed and mobile, can continue unaffected once the buried cable is installed.

We’ll send another notice in the next 3 weeks with the revised cable survey plan and dates.

Our research project is limited to two turbines off Monhegan Island.  Fishermen and other stakeholders are invited as valued partners to help design all aspects of the research and monitoring. If you would like to participate in the research effort, please let us know.

Maine won the opportunity to build the first floating wind research project in the U.S. An important goal is to learn how carefully sited floating offshore wind can co-exist with fishermen and support healthy fisheries. Fishing will continue near the two hulls off Monhegan.  Europe’s first floating wind project was just built off Scotland, and fishermen can safely fish within 150 ft of the hulls.

If you have questions about the survey, please feel free to call or text Matt Nixon, MAV Survey Manager, at (207) 852-3528.

Your continued feedback is very important to us.

Contact:
Joshua Plourde
Maine Aqua Ventus
(207) 907-0069