14 December 2009

Eating Fish: Where, When, and How Much?

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“Mercury, also an industrial pollutant, has been directly implicated in severe neurological problems. Not all fish pose the same risk, but larger, predatory fish can have levels so high that in 2004 the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration warned pregnant women and young children not to eat four kinds of fish: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish. They were encouraged to make other fish species a part of their diet - including shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish - up to twice a week.”

Boston.com

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New York Trying to Save Its Shad

“ALBANY — New York's population of American shad, a saltwater fish known by anglers for putting up a fight, is in a losing battle for its existence, but the state hopes newly proposed restrictions can help save the once-popular fish.”

PoughkeepsieJournal.com

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Florida Finally Figures Out that Bonefish Are Game Fish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on Thursday to elevate public awareness of the importance of Florida bonefish by declaring it a saltwater game fish.

ForShoreFishing

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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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