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Gulf of Maine Mapping Project Underway

As part of the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap, the Governor’s Energy Office, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife, Co-Chairs from the Environment & Wildlife and Fisheries Working Groups, and other Gulf of Maine experts are working with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) and Northeast Ocean Data Portal (NEODP) on a Gulf of Maine mapping project.

The project will engage stakeholders and ocean users to review and summarize existing data, and identify further data and information needed, to assess potential conflict with commercial fishing, important wildlife habitat, and other Gulf of Maine resources to inform future offshore wind siting.

While the State of Maine is leading efforts on this project, NROC will also work with Massachusetts and New Hampshire to collect and analyze data to improve the Gulf of Maine portal.

For more information on this project, please contact Stephanie Watson, Maine Offshore Wind Program Manager, at