• If Sharks Are Endangered, Why’s There a Shark-Killing Tournament?
“The Montauk docks and beyond were abuzz with the news that one of the contestants in the shark tournament held from the Star Island Yacht Club brought in a white shark on Friday, apparently unaware of the species, and that the great white is protected.
“Killing one is a violation of federal civil law, and punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.
• Upper Housatonic Guide to Be Published
“Salisbury Bank recently made a donation to the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) which provides the last piece of funding necessary to produce a guide to all the parks and historic sites along the Housatonic River; from it’s headwaters just north of Pittsfield, Massachusetts through Kent, Connecticut. This section of river is designated as a National Heritage Area. “This designation is significant” stated HVA Executive Director Lynn Werner, “because it is recognized for its historic, cultural and environmental resources and attributes.”
Don’t forget, a 2010 saltwater fishing license is required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. Also, if you intend to fish above the Merritt Parkway bridge on the Housatonic River, you also need a Connecticut freshwater license. You can purchase these from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.
Check these links for more information:
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;