Our commitment to fisheries

We want to hear from you

Our communication objectives

Utilize the decades of experience of commercial and recreational fishermen to inform EnBW decision-making throughout project planning and development.

Deploy consistent and dependable communication throughout all phases of the project to the commercial and recreational fishing industries, including all fisheries research and data.

Identify safety concerns and improve safety for the commercial and recreational fishermen who transit through and fish within the wind farm areas and along the cable routes to shore.

Commit to fund and utilize the best available science and data and ensure that any conflicts with the fishing industries have been wholly considered and any identified impacts alleviated wherever feasible.

Minimize conflicts and set a process for resolving differences among the fishing communities and EnBW’s offshore wind development and operations.

Enhance awareness of the BOEM offshore wind permitting process to emphasize the opportunities for engagement that the recreational and commercial fishing industries will have throughout project planning, permitting, and development.

Meet our fisheries liaison

Beth Casoni

Beth is a fishing community native from a family that includes commercial fishermen. In 2007, Beth joined the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association—the Bay State’s oldest and largest fishing industry organization—and she has served as its Executive Director since 2014. She also serves on the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team and several fisheries and seafood marketing boards, including the New England Marine Fisheries Herring and Habitat Advisory Panel and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Herring Advisory Panel. Beth was previously a member of the Massachusetts Ocean Advisory Commission, which contributed to development of the nation-leading Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan.

As Fisheries Liaison, Beth is the lead public outreach representative to the fishing industry for EnBW North America in federal waters off New York and New Jersey. She proactively engages with commercial and recreational fishermen to ensure early and frequent access to project information and planning. Beth is eager to connect with the fishing community and listen to all feedback, questions, and suggestions.

To reach Beth directly: or 508.738.1245.

Port hours

Stonington, CT
August 23

Frequently asked questions

What offshore wind projects is EnBW North America currently developing?

How is EnBW North America engaging and working together with the fisheries and maritime industries?

How can the fisheries and maritime industries get involved in the process?

Will fishing be allowed in the wind farm once construction is completed?

Will vessels be able to transit through EnBW North America’s wind farms?

Will there be contract opportunities for fishermen and vessel operators?

Will offshore wind need to comply with the Jones Act?

What will happen to the project when it’s ready for decommissioning?