• Long Island Sound Catch to Include Moonfish, Lionfish, and Lizardfish
"Long Island Sound represents a kind of dividing line between the warm-adapted species of the North Atlantic and the cold-adapted ones.... So what's happening is that the warm-adapted species are expanding their range up our way, while the species that are in the southern end of their range are being pushed out; they need to find colder water."
• Charles Walsh on Commercial Fishing
“It is time the federal government, which is less sensitive than states to voting and lobbyist pressures of the commercial fishery, made the striper a non-commercial game fish. Instead, the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission is going in the other direction, entertaining a serious proposal to INCREASE the striper commercial harvest. Local hearings on the proposal are over but your voice can still be heard. Connecticut's ASMFC reps will vote on the measure, so call or write your state representatives and senators urging them to oppose the proposal. Written comment can be sent until Oct. 1, 2010, to Nichola Meserve, FMP Coordinator, 1444 Eye Street, NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20005.”
The third article was not available online; it concerned the lobster and the effects of warming waters on that species.
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;