20 July 2010

Eating Fish...and the Oil Spill

• Eating Fish Safely…in Connecticut

If I catch it, can I eat it?
CT Department of Public Health

• The Oil Spill and Connecticut’s Shellfishery

“Over time, pollution coupled with overfishing has devastated Connecticut's fishing industry. Yet recently the tide has turned; the numbers of oysters and clams harvested are slowly rebounding.
“Both an increased demand for local product, and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico provide the impetus for growth. Still, changing people's perceptions about Connecticut shellfish is hard.”

• Stamford Advocate Fishing Report

“Last week's hot, muggy and often stormy weather kept most anglers off the water. And for good reason. Why risk your life when even the weathermen don't know what's going to happen from one hour to the next?”

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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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