The offshore wind industry is expected to grow in coming years, sourcing a global market for renewable energy. The waters off Morro Bay have been sanctioned by The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as a viable site for offshore wind development, considering the town’s existing electrical transmission capabilities. The introduction of an offshore wind farm would have devastating effects on Morro Bay due to the town’s historic reliance on the fishing industry. This project has the potential to displace fishers and cause widespread economic harm to the community. Winds of Change explores the complexities of this case, while giving underrepresented fishers a voice in the matter.
About the directors
Lexi Addison graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University & a Master of Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University. She has always had a passion for the ocean, its marine life, and the people who rely on its resources. Lexi has no background in filmmaking, but has always enjoyed having a camera in hand.