Can offshore wind coexist with California’s fishing economy?

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A view of the Morro Bay harbor from Black Hill. The wind farm will be located northwest of the city and impact local fishermen. Photo by Kathryn Barnes/KCRW.

Morro Bay is a small fishing village of roughly 10,000 people, known for its iconic view of a volcanic rock off the coast. A new project would add about 200 floating wind turbines in the distance. Some local fishermen are worried that the “skyscrapers” may cause disruption to their livelihood and sea life. Others are banking on what the farm brings to the region — jobs and a big step toward California’s goal of reaching 100% clean electric power by 2045.