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A net full of squid and various other types of fish is released onto the deck of the Cailin & Mairead. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A net full of squid and various other types of fish is released onto the deck of the Cailin & Mairead. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Plans to develop offshore wind farms along the East Coast of the U.S. have some fishermen worried that their catches and livelihood will be adversely affected. The government and conservationists say wind power is a necessary tool for cutting back our country's climate emissions.

WBUR's Miriam Wasser reports.

This story was co-reported with Ben Storrow of E&E News.

Dave Aripotch reaches for the throttle to begin the Caitlin & Mairead’s second pass at trawling for more squid. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Dave Aripotch reaches for the throttle to begin the Caitlin & Mairead’s second pass at trawling for more squid. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This segment aired on October 14, 2021.

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