Rodney is the company’s Fisheries Liaison.  A New Bedford native, he is a respected fixture in the commercial fishing industry. Avila started fishing at age 9 and tallied more than 50 years of experience in the fishing industry.

Avila will perform outreach to the commercial and recreational fishing communities and guide communication between local fisheries representatives and Deepwater Wind regarding the company’s planned offshore wind farms.

Avila previously worked as an outreach specialist for the New Bedford Fishermen’s Family Assistance Center, which provides employment and training services for fishermen. He’s served on the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, the Massachusetts Fisheries Commission and the New England Fishery Management Council. He’s also owned several commercial fishing enterprises.