12 November 2009

Saving the BOFFFs

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BOFFFs: Big Old Fat Female Fish

“Some might snip that releasing lunkers only makes sense in a wealthy place like the United States, where your next meal isn’t something you have to catch. But from Caribbean islands like St. Lucia to the Bering Sea, fishing communities are learning that a balanced effort — leaving breeding-size fish uncaught or breeding spots untouched — is the best path to healthy harvests.”

Read more in DotEarth.blogs.NYTimes.com [Scroll down to 9/20 post.]

Photo: Has nothing to do with this article, but we've noticed that readership goes up when an image is included in the post.
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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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