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State panel to LI lobstermen: You’re whelk-come to conch

Jan 16th, 2014 | By

Long Island lobstermen still reeling from a historic closure of Long Island Sound last fall won a victory Wednesday after a state committee declined to put new restrictions on the harvest of a vital alternative species known as whelk. At a meeting of the Marine Resources Advisory Council in Setauket, board members voted against putting

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Blumenthal Statement On The Loss Of Lobsters In Long Island Sound

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

Monday, July 23, 2012 (Washington) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released a statement about the loss of lobsters in Long Island Sound following a recent report about the presence of pesticides in this crustacean population: The widespread Long Island Sound lobster loss threatens a key Connecticut industry and resource of regional economic importance.

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Lobstermen, officials rail against proposed 3-month moratorium on commercial lobster fishing in Long Island Sound

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

GUILFORD — A proposed three-month moratorium on commercial lobster fishing is not the way to address the dramatic decline of lobsters in Long Island Sound, lobstermen, officials and activists said Monday. They urged the government instead to take a closer look at pesticides that some blame for the Sound-wide lobster die-off that began about 12

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Local lobstermen debate their options

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

Shutting down the lobster season for a few months of the year would be the fairest way to reduce the lobster harvest in Long Island Sound by 10 percent, local lobstermen told state officials Thursday. “Either close it in June or close it in September and October, because that way it would affect everybody the

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The Last of the Lobstermen, Chasing a Vanishing Treasure |

Aug 8th, 2011 | By

No matter his age, a Long Island lobsterman, thinking back to the good old days, will always describe the same years. That would be pretty much any of them before 1999. It has been 12 years since a great die-off of lobsters in Long Island Sound rocked the local industry and stumped researchers. It lasted three days but wiped out an estimated nine-tenths of the catch, compared with two years earlier. Barton Silverman and Michael Wilson of the New York Times report.