26 August 2008

Clean Water and Long Island Sound

Had a note from Charlie W., a fishing buddy from Stratford [CT]. He was responding to an article I had sent to him from the Hartford Courant about Long Island Sound getting cleaner. Charlie observed that despite the subject of the article, there didn’t appear to be much good news there. He lamented that the renewed lobster die-off is especially bad…just when it seemed that they were coming back. He noted that it was odd that the oysters appeared to be thriving over on the Long Island side but other species continue to decline? He opined that there will undoubtedly be more grants and studies and more “inconclusive conclusions.”
I wrote back to Charlie that I think what we need to do is dredge a channel through the center of Long Island so the Atlantic can wash through and clean the Sound out with each tide.

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