Bipartisan Effort Made to Keep Pesticides Out of Long Island Sound

Jun 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Water

Fairfield County’s lobster industry has been decimated in the past 15 years, but a new bill signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy is giving the few remaining lobster fishermen hope of reviving the population of the marine crustacean in Long Island Sound.

For more on this story, visit: Stamford Lawmaker Praises Law To Protect Lobsters From Pesticides | The Stamford Daily Voice.

State Rep. John Shaban (R-135) and the few remaining members of Connecticut lobstermen gathered at the Darien Seafood Market recently to raise awareness of a blight that has all but destroyed that industry.

In the 1990’s there were about 1,200 Connecticut lobstermen, says Darien Seafood Market owner Roger Frate, a lobsterman himself and President of the West End Long Island Sound Lobster Association. Today there are perhaps 15-20 lobstermen left.

For more on this story, visit: Lobstermen Applaud Bipartisan Effort to Keep Pesticides Out of Long Island Sound.

House Bill 6441 includes limitations on the use of the larvicide methoprene and adulticide resmethrin in coastal areas. The law exempts New Haven from the restriction, but will apply to all other municipalities within 1,000 feet of the Long Island Sound, according to a press release from the American Mosquito Control Association.

For more on this story, visit: New Law Limits Mosquito Mitigation Along Long Island Sound – Government – Stratford, CT Patch.

 

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