03 June 2009

Trawling to Assess the Health of the Sound

"Lee and Trainor untied the net end to empty the contents onto a work table. In a blink, Pacileo, her colleague Kurt Gottschall, and another assistant, Tim Flanagan, joined them and, falling into the well-rehearsed choreography of cataloguing the catch, started sorting skate from squid, scup from butterfish. The captain looked on.

”'I hope we get better fish than that today,' Randall said of the paltry haul from dragging the net across a 1.5-mile swath of sandy bottom near Fenwick Point and the mouth of the Connecticut River. 'That's looking pretty slim.'”

Read more at TheDay.com

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