In June 2010, MVDCFA filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of the fishermen's association and individually on behalf of association member Jonathan Mayhew to stop the Cape Wind project on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound.
The defendants were Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
and the Interior Department's
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOE).
is a longtime commercial fisherman and Chilmark
was a party to the settlement.
According to Mr. Doty, the current MVDCFA board includes him, commercial fisherman and fellow selectman Jonathan Mayhew
of Chilmark, Mr. Brighton, charter fisherman William "Buddy" Vanderhoop of Aquinnah, fisherman Steve Norberg of Edgartown, fisherman Billy Alwardt of Oak Bluffs, and Michelle Jones of Oak Bluffs.