Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen Vow to Fight Wind Farm, Feds
December 17, 2010
The Vineyard Gazette of Martha’s Vineyard reports on the ongoing struggle of local fishermen to keep the waters surrounding Horseshoe Shoals in Nantucket Sound open to fishing (primarily conch fishing) rather than see it usurped by the massive Cape Wind project. Here’s the lead, written by Mike Seccombe:
“It seems, on its face, a ludicrous mismatch.
“On the one side, the legal might of the United States Coast Guard and Department of the Interior, and on the other a small bunch of fishermen armed with books of raffle tickets, bags of shellfish and, reportedly, Warren Doty’s banjo.
“But the Martha’s Vineyard/Dukes County Fishermen’s Association is utterly determined to take on the federal government over the plan to turn over the rich fishing grounds of Horseshoe Shoal to Cape Wind’s proposed wind farm. They don’t lack pluck. What they lack is money.”
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