What assurances are there about minimizing gear destruction from the lobster fishery when the turbines are being towed into place?

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The tow will be made within existing shipping channels. A Pilot from the Penobscot Bay & River Pilots Association will participate in the tow from Searsport to the Test Site. The tow will occur in late July or August in 2020. A Notice to Mariners will be posted with significant lead time to deployment. A gear compensation program will be established in case of accidental fishing gear interference during deployment.