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The California Fishermen's Resiliency Association was formed in 2022 to represent the collective interests of Northern California commercial fishermen when addressing the impacts of off-shore wind (OSW) and cable development on the Coast.
1. AVOID impacts on fishing grounds and in harbor areas whenever possible
2. MINIMIZE impacts
Seasonality of OSW operations
Establish OSW protocols
Create 24 hour hotline w/ Independent fisheries liaison officer
Implement real-time impact adaptive management
3. MITIGATE impacts that can’t be avoided or minimized
•Last step in process
•Any mitigation fees directed to create long term resilience in the fishing industry
Accomplishing our Goals
Create industry-to-industry contractual agreements known as FCBAs
Use mitigation fees for a wide variety of infrastructure and organizational projects