EnBW Fisheries Liaison Returns to the Docks

EnBW North America’s Fisheries Liaison Beth Casoni

April 29, 2021

After a year of COVID-19 restrictions, EnBW North America’s Fisheries Liaison Beth Casoni is back at the docks,* eager to connect with commercial and recreational fishermen and mariners.

On her first trip of many planned in the New York Bight for 2021, Beth met with Long Island fishermen at the Greenport, Shinnecock and Montauk fishing ports to answer questions about the company and industry and take their insights back to EnBW to better understand how the fishing and marine industries can coexist with offshore wind.

Although EnBW North America does not yet hold a federal offshore lease, early and frequent engagement is at the core of our mission and is the cornerstone to responsible offshore development. Beth welcomes fishermen and mariners to reach out to her directly with their questions and ideas. EnBW encourages all commercial and recreational fishermen to take our online questionnaire to learn more about how they fish and transit in New York Bight waters: www.enbw.us/fishingsurvey.

Beth’s next port visits will be in New Jersey in May. She hopes to see you there – reach out to meet with her by calling/texting in advance (508) 738-1245 or sending her an email at b.casoni@enbw.com.

*EnBW puts the health and safety of our team and our stakeholders first. Beth has received a COVID-19 vaccine and will also comply with all COVID safety protocols.

About Beth Casoni

Beth Casoni is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association, the Bay State’s oldest and largest fishing industry organization. She also serves on the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team and several fisheries and seafood marketing boards, including the New England Marine Fisheries Herring and Habitat Advisory Panel and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Herring Advisory Panel. In addition, Beth has been actively participating in offshore wind planning discussions for more than a decade, starting with the Fisheries Working Group in Massachusetts.

About EnBW North America

EnBW North America partners with communities to establish renewable energy solutions that will deliver lasting economic and environmental benefits to help individuals, businesses, and governments achieve shared climate goals to improve public health and economic opportunity. EnBW North America, Inc. is the US subsidiary of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, a fully integrated German utility and trusted infrastructure partner with a history of imagining and building a better energy future to meet local and national clean energy challenges. EnBW AG is leading the energy transition in Germany with nearly 1,000 MW of offshore wind in operation and a 6,000 MW pipeline of offshore wind under development worldwide. For more information, visit www.enbw.us.