22 September 2009

Charter Licenses, Ocean Policy, Denver Fly Show

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NY Charter Captains to Pay $800 for Licenses within a 90-Day Period

“"But to inform charter captains that in two weeks we must purchase a $400 license is absurd, especially since the season here in New York is over sooner than it starts.

"’For instance, the state is closing our tautog season in mid-December, the heart of our season and they want $400 now.’

“The State of New York requires this recreational marine fishing license starting Oct. 1. This license must be renewed on Jan. 1, 2010. In New York, recreational anglers are required to pay a nominal fee at $10 for all New York residents while charter captains must pay $400 annually.”

Story at Sports.ESPN.go.com

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Unified Ocean Policy Under Consideration

“Last week, the Obama administration offered a plan to restore the oceans to better health by proposing the first-ever national policy for regulating the use of the nation's offshore waters and coastlines…holding its only East Coast listening session this week. Fishermen, community leaders, scientists and the general public will be able to comment on the administration's ocean plan on Sept. 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence.”

Article from: PublicNewsService.org

Photo: Gull, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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Denver Fly Fishing Expo Reported

“Recently returned from the Flyfishing Retailer Expo in Denver, Colorado. Exhibitor space may have been down about 25 percent from last year's show, but there is no question that some serious business was being conducted in the halls of the Denver Convention Center.:

Whole report in FlyFishinSalt.com

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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Check these links for more information:

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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