28 September 2009

NY Anglers, CT Bluefish All Get the Shaft

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New Yorkers Got the Shaft with SW License

“Another irritant for anglers: Initial licenses will cover Thursday through Dec. 31. After that, new licenses will have to be purchased for 2010. Bill proposals filed in Albany by both Democrats and Republicans would either abolish saltwater licenses or extend the purchase deadline to Jan. 1.”

Story in Newsday.com

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Photo: View from Twin Lights toward Portland Harbor, Cape Elizabeth, Maine [click photo to enlarge]
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State Doubles Bluefish Commercial Catch Limit

“Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, October 1, 2009, the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish is increased from 500 to 1,000 pounds. No commercial license holder shall possess and no vessel shall land or have on board more than this amount while on Connecticut waters.

“State regulations allow for the commercial possession limit for bluefish to increase to 1,000 pounds if less than 80% of Connecticut’s commercial quota for bluefish has been reported landed by October 1.”

Source: Connecticut DEP

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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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