30 May 2014

• Malloy Vetoes Glass Eel Fishing

The Connecticut General Assembly passed, but the governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed glass eel fishing in our state.

According to the Hartford Courant, “Some Connecticut fishermen hoped to cash in on the global glass-eel bonanza by convincing the state to legalize a glass eel fishing season in this state's rivers and streams.

”Glass eels are actually the juvenile version of the American eel. These almost-transparent immature creatures are about the length of a human finger and are considered a great delicacy in sushi-loving places like Japan, where they can sell for as much as $800 a pound."

You can real Malloy’s veto message at this link: EEL VETO

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