Media Advisory: Science Panel on Offshore Wind Energy Impacts on Fisheries

WHO:                    American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the Mid Atlantic AFS Chapter

WHEN:                  Tuesday, August 21, 2017, 4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

WHERE:                Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 3rd floor, Room 301

WHAT:                  Science Panel: “Offshore Wind Energy Impacts on Fisheries: Investigating Uncharted Waters in Research and Monitoring”

Experts will explore the future of offshore wind on the Atlantic coast and its potential as a climate solution, analyze fisheries trade-offs taking into account international lessons learned, and discuss the need for regional monitoring to better understand and mitigate impacts.


  • Catherine Bowes, Program Director, Offshore Wind Energy, National Wildlife Federation
  • Brian Hooker, Marine Biologist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs
  • Anne Hawkins, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (commercial fisheries perspective)
  • Kevin D.E. Stokesbury, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology
  • Hywel Roberts, Lead Environment Specialist, Environmental Management UK Wind Power, Orsted
  • Andrew Lipsky, Planning Officer, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Moderator: Drue Winters, Policy Director, American Fisheries Society


Martha Wilson, cell 202.445.9514 Email: [email protected]

Beth Beard, cell 240.687.3761 Email: [email protected]


Dependent on available bandwidth at the site, we plan to have a Facebook Live online broadcast available at

Also, we plan to record the panel discussion and post it on with highlights on social media:  Twitter: @AmFisheriesSoc, Facebook: @AmericanFisheriesSociety,  Instagram: @americanfisheries

Founded in 1870, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.