• Eastern Long Island Sound Fishing Report
“We have some good blue fishing in The Race, bass at times on the change of tide, lots of porgies on the near-shore rocks, more blues prowling the upper Thames after bunkers and sea bass and large porgies on the West Grounds at Block Island - and the best part, the weekend forecast calls for sun and no rain.”
Tim Coleman in The Day
• Connecticut Beaches, Closed by Bacteria, Reopened
“Connecticut environmental officials have reopened three popular beaches on Long Island Sound to swimming after new testing showed acceptable bacteria levels.”
• Fishermen Ask Obama for Help
“While welcome signs dot the little island of Martha's Vineyard, encouraging President Obama and his family to enjoy their vacation, the seas are not so friendly. A flotilla of New England fishing vessels -- totaling about a dozen boats thus far -- has converged just outside the Vineyard Haven Harbor.
"The floating protest is an appeal to the president to intercede with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, on the behalf of struggling fishermen who feel strict new federal regulations will devastate coastal communities and force them to leave their boats and their livelihoods."