29 July 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010

• 5-Year Lobstering Moratorium Killed

“A proposal to ban lobster fishing over a vast stretch of the East Coast was killed Thursday after lobstermen said it would do "almost biblical" damage to the industry.

"The board that advises the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on lobster rules voted instead to consider lesser reductions in the catch — or no new restrictions at all.”
Associated Press

• BUI: Boating Under the Influence: Oxymorons to the Rescue!

“Governor M. Jodi Rell announced last week that the state will be stepping up enforcement of laws against boating under the influence (BUI) this weekend as part of a regional effort known as ‘Operation Dry Water.’”

[Shoo-Fly: Don’t know who came up with Operation Dry Water…must be the same person who invented “slightly pregnant,” “governmental integrity," and “congressional ethics.”]
Stamford Advocate

• Striper Fishermen: Recreationals vs. Commercials

“Tensions flared over one of the Atlantic coast's most prized sport fish last night in East Setauket as Long Island fisherman argued over a proposal to increase commercial fishermen's share of the striped bass harvest.”

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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