Lobstermen Fight Undersea Cable Plans

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Lobstermen are fighting an undersea cable project near Cape Ann, Massachusetts, saying the timing of the project would disrupt their efforts during the peak of lobster season.

According to an article in the Gloucester Times, representatives from Tetra Tech, a technical engineering firm, and New Hampshire Transmission, the developer exploring the installation of a 55-mile long underwater cable, are poised to meet with lobstermen and fixed-gear fishermen tonight to discuss the plans and impact of a Sonar survey around Cape Ann.

But while lobstermen and their backers say the timing is terrible, any change in a time frame could impact future cable installation plans, according to Matt Valle, president of New Hampshire Transmission at NextEra Energy.

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Gloucester Times