11 December 2009

Various & Sundry....

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Plan To Protect Striped Bass Has Vineyard Anglers Angry

“The legislation proposes not just closing of all commercial striped bass fishing in the state, but further limiting recreational fishermen to one fish a day….”

MVGazette.com

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Welcome to Our World, Massachusetts!

“More fees, fines and penalties for saltwater fishing? Once again government has tightened its grip around the citizens of this once freedom-loving nation under the guise of environmental protection.”

From: CapeCodTimes.com

Another comment:

“Enforcing this will be difficult at best. Worse, it will take maritime patrols away from the more important tasks assigned to them — enforcing maritime law, conducting boat safety checks, and enforcing fishing laws that actually protect fisheries, such as undersized fish regulations and maximum catch limits.”

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Does Limiting Catches Pay-Off?

“With Congress being urged by some recreational fishing groups to make the federal fishery management law more "flexible," the Pew Environment Group produced a report today that says catch restrictions meant to rebuild four depleted mid-Atlantic fish stocks will pay off in higher catches later on, and more money in the pockets of those who depend on recreational and commercial fishng for a livelihood.”

Read more at BaltomoreSun.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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