14 July 2016

• No Fish? Try Snails...and Two Charged With Failing To Clip Striped Bass Fins

No Fish? Try Snails!

“The sea snails known by Italian-Americans as scungilli used to be such a niche market that fishermen ignored them when they turned up in lobster traps or oyster dredges.

“Now they're a prized commodity. Because of growing demand in Asia and the collapse of other industries, such as lobster, fishermen searching for something else to catch are keeping and selling the big marine snails....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTPost

RI: Two Charged With Failing To Fin-Clip Striped Bass Fins

“Two Massachusetts men are accused of failing to remove the fins from striped bass they caught recreationally in Rhode Island. The Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that 31-year-old Chad Braga, of Swansea, and 34-year-old Brandon DeFaria, of Rehoboth, are charged…

“Under [Rhode Island] state regulations, recreational anglers are required to clip the right pectoral fin of any striped bass 34 inches or larger….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: BostonHerald

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