This story would be funny if it weren’t sad.
Virginia’s offshore wind facilities stand to cut the profits of commercial fishermen. No problem, we’ll just give the fishermen some money to restore their income!
Someone should notice that fish eaters will then be paying for fish they don’t get to eat.
More profoundly, we seem to have entered a dysfunctional era in which the socio-political response to profit loss is to create non-profit organizations to redistribute captured monies, replacing third-party profits with donations.
This is worse than paying fishermen not to fish. This is paying fishermen to stay in business when there are no fish to catch.