26 September 2019

• New Fishing and Outdoor Expo At Mohegan Sun


“The “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” will debut at Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2020.…

“’This brand-new event will build upon the success of our annual ‘Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show’ that will continue to be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., next year from March 20 to March 22, 2020.’”

Please visit this link to read the full article: GlobeNewswire.com

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25 September 2019

• “Connecticut Gets An 'F' For Its State Finances”


“A new report on the financial condition of the 50 states ranks Connecticut no. 48 in the nation for its fiscal health. The report is based on the states' 2018 comprehensive annual financial reports, the most recent data available…

“The analysis by Truth in Accounting, a non-profit government finance watchdog group, found Connecticut needs $67.8 billion to get out of the red, or $51,800 from each of its taxpayers.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Patch.com

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23 September 2019

• Expanding Commercial Marked for Striped Bass


“The consumption of striped bass continues to grow at a steady pace owing to its umpteen health benefits, coupled with the shifting consumer preference for rich in protein foods. Striped bass is a highly nutritious rich in omega-3 fatty acids fish with low calories and high proteins. The striped bass market is expanding at a significant pace…

“Interrupted commercial harvesting of striped bass remains a challenge ahead of the stakeholders. They are struggling to expand their business due to the stringent rules and regulations on the commercial harvesting of the striped bass, which could hinder the growth in the striped bass market….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WevChronicleToday.com

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22 September 2019

• Debate Over Striped Bass Limits, Regs


“The debate over how striped bass regulations should be tailored to help the stock return has been a very interesting one, most of the time…

“There has been a lot of ugly us-versus-them name calling, stereotyping and ill-informed suppositions about what party boat captains think or what surfcasters think....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: 27East.com

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21 September 2019

• Connecticut Resident Dies From Brain-Infecting Mosquito Virus….”


“EAST LYME, Conn… Connecticut health officials say the first person in the state has died from a deadly mosquito-borne virus spreading throughout the Tri-state area…”


“ EEE is rare and serious illness transmitted to humans by a mosquito bite and had already killed at least five people in the U.S. this year – including one case in New Jersey.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CBSlocal.com

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• Are Striped Bass About To Collapse?


“...in the 1980s there were no stripers. Or, practically none. How bad did it get? A single keeper bass would make newspaper headlines from here to Maryland. Guys stopped even targeting them. The venerable Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby dropped stripers altogether in the 1980s and substituted weak fish…

“Are we heading that way again? Are striped bass about to collapse???”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CapeCodTimes.com

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20 September 2019

• Massachusetts Hearings On Striped Bass Limits


“The two main options under consideration are:
• an increase in minimum size to 35”, or
• a slot limit of between 28” and 35...."

“…a big issue with striped bass, because so many fishermen catch and release them…Scientists estimate about 9% of fish that are caught and released do not survive.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CapeAndIslands.org

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19 September 2019

• New Jersey Hearings on Striped Bass Limits


“One thing is pretty clear after Thursday's public hearing in Stafford on the striped bass quota cuts and that is someone is not going to be happy when this is all said and done…

“The size limits in the second option are:
• 35-inch minimum
• 28-35-inch slot
• 30-38-inch slot
• 32-40 inch slot
"There was debate on which size option protected the most breeding fish…The room was pretty evenly split between 35-inch option and the 28-35 inch slot….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: app.com

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18 September 2019

• MA Towns Using CT River As Part of Their Sewer System?


“In the past three weeks, problems in two different Massachusetts municipalities sent more than 374,000 gallons of raw sewage pouring down the Connecticut River…

“…municipal sewage flowing into the Connecticut River is loaded with pollutants like nitrogen that can create major environmental problems in Long Island Sound.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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17 September 2019

• “Special zone around Block Island proposed ”


“OK, you fish Block Island and want to bring your…catch back to your home port in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut or New York. You caught the fish…within the three-mile limit surrounding Block Island…”

“To get those Block Island fish home you need to cross federal waters as Block Island’s northern tip is about seven miles from shore. So you will need to cross a mile-wide section of federal waters, and if you do, you may be transporting them illegally.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal

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16 September 2019

• “Connecticut's Controversial Tax On Prepared Food…”


“Come Oct. 1, prepared meals you buy at a grocery store in the state, like a sandwich at the deli counter or cookies or donuts, will be taxed 7.35 percent.…

“it’s confusing exactly what items would or would not be taxed.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WCBS880

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15 September 2019

• "Fishing…Robust Around Long Island"


“Heading into the final days of summer—the autumnal eqinox this year falls on September 23 —fishing is starting to take on a bit of fall flavor across much of Long Island…

“Stripers and bluefish, too, have been increasingly agreeable both on the South Shore and in the middle sector of Long Island Sound between Huntington and Mount Sinai.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday.com

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13 September 2019

• Feds: $1MM To Restore Nells Island Marsh


“More than $1 million from environmental settlement funds will be put toward restoring the state’s largest salt marsh, according to an announcement Monday from federal officials…

“The money comes from EPA superfunds…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTPost

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• “Mosquitoes Carrying Deadly Brain-Infecting Virus Found In...Connecticut Towns”


“Health officials in Connecticut are warning residents across the state about a mosquito-borne virus that can cause potentially fatal brain infections and has no treatment...

“The Connecticut Department of Public Health says mosquitoes in 12 towns have already tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CBS

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07 September 2019

• Which Lobster Roll Is Better?


“Primarily filled with the tender and flavorful meat of the lobster knuckle…lobster roll typically comes in one of two styles: the Maine lobster roll and the Connecticut lobster roll…

“These New England inventions feature drastically different preparations…each have passionate fans and equally passionate detractors….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: themanual.com

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04 September 2019

• Black Sea Bass Are Ubiqitous


“Black sea bass are everywhere. You can’t go saltwater fishing in most places without catching them...

”’One reason why we have so many black sea bass is that the young of the year [newly born sea bass] are living though the winter….’”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Providence Journal

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02 September 2019

• New York’s Artificial Reef Progam Adds Two to Long Island Sound



“This time, the target is Matinecock Reef, a 41-acre site located a half-mile north of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Peacock Point...

“A 46-foot scow and seven steel pontoons (each 20 feet in length) were among the recycled materials submerged Aug. 23....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Innovateli.com

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