Posts Tagged ‘ fishing ’

Connecticut shell fishermen protest new Long Island Sound lease requirements

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

About two-dozen shell fishermen from throughout Connecticut, business owners and legislators met outside the state’s Aquaculture Bureau Wednesday to voice strong opposition to new lease terms imposed by the Department of Agriculture. With the support of Milford Democratic state Reps. James Maroney, Kim Rose and Paul Davis, state Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, called on Gov.

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It’s Shad Season

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

The shad are in the river. That’s the word from Lisa Feinman, owner of Atlantic Seafood on the Boston Post Road, which just received its first shipment of Connecticut River shad last week. “It wasn’t a lot of fish – we should have more [this] week. But it’s nice to finally have shad. Customers have

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DEEP stocks 13,000 rainbow trout into 16 lakes and ponds

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

Regulations vary on many of the waters stocked this week. Anglers can check fishing regulations in the Connecticut Angler’s Guide, found online at Anglers may continue to use the 2013 Angler’s Guide as a reference until the 2014 Guide comes out in late March/early April (fishing regulations have not changed since publication of the 2013 Angler’s Guide). The 2014 Connecticut Angler’s Guide will be posted on line and print copies will be available from many Town Clerks and bait & tackle stores, or by contacting DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division (860-424-FISH).

Northeast has good, bad news on overfishing

May 17th, 2012 | By

A new report on the status of U.S. fisheries contains some good news for New England fishermen and others with an interest in the health of fish stocks in and around Long Island Sound. But the good news shares a net with a host of challenges. For more on this story, visit: Northeast has good,

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No Fish Tale: North Branford man to be honored for catching world’s largest striped bass

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut DEEP hosts the ‘Fourth Annual Trophy Fish Award Ceremony’ at the Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. Fifty-seven anglers will be presented certificates recognizing their achievement of having caught or landed the largest fish in one of several species categories during 2011.

New Study on Connecticut’s Coastal Economy Renews Calls to Reduce Off Shore Oil Exploration Efforts

Nov 10th, 2010 | By

By Luther Turmelle: Power to the People, a New Haven Register blog…. A West Hartford-based environmental group is using a new report released this week renew its call for the Obama administration to permanently back away from an expansion of oil exploration and drilling off of America’s coasts. The Environment Connecticut study found that coastal

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Connecticut River Shad Vanishing

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

Please help sustain the American shad population and its fishery by supporting initiatives for a spring striped bass commercial fishing season on the Connecticut River and continuing efforts to keep our long tidal river clean. And, please, enjoy a delicious dish of shad next spring. Mark Twain would, if he could. via Connecticut River Shad

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Could lobsters be our canary in the coal mine?

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

Coal miners once carried canaries into the mines knowing any toxic gas leaking into the shafts would first overcome the small birds, providing a warning. Could lobsters in Long Island Sound and elsewhere along the southern New England coastline be providing our warning? Researcher Hans Laufer fears that is the case. via The Day –

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Suffolk Executive Steve Levy Slams Lobster Restrictions

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Hauppauge – Suffolk Executive Steve Levy denounced an up to 75 percent restriction on lobster catches proposed by the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Levy noted the restriction would catastrophically affect the historic Long Island lobster industry, and yet has no guarantee of yielding results. Levy instead proposed a series of common-sense measures to

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