Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast

Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast URI researchers who tagged the mako shark last year off the coast of Maryland are fearful that she’ll fall prey to fishing boats en route to Canadian waters. SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Swimming off the coast of Rhode Island this summer,… Continue reading

‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch

‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. — Cooking a channeled whelk is not for the squeamish. But sliced and sprinkled over a bed of linguine, it’s a chewy delicacy in old-fashioned Italian eateries along the East Coast. The sea snails known by Italian-Americans… Continue reading

Police remind public of fishing regulations, boat safety laws

Police remind public of fishing regulations, boat safety laws NORWICH-City police want to remind residents of the state’s fishing regulations and boat safety guidelines before heading out in the water this summer. At 6:00 p.m., June 6 the Norwich Police Department Harbor Patrol conducted vessel safety inspections and striped bass… Continue reading

Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Call for Inspector General Investigation into Unfair Quotas that Threaten Connecticut Fishing Industry

Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Call for Inspector General Investigation into Unfair Quotas that Threaten Connecticut Fishing Industry Tuesday, June 14, 2016 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] —Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) along with Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) called for an investigation by the Inspector General of the Department of… Continue reading

House Passes Bill To Open Waters Off Montauk To Striped Bass Fishing

House Passes Bill To Open Waters Off Montauk To Striped Bass Fishing The U.S. House of Represenatives this week unanimously approved a bill that would open waters between Montauk Point and Block Island to striped bass fishing. The Senate will still have to approve its own version of the bill… Continue reading

Congressmen complain that New England fishermen are being shortchanged

Courtesy of The Day Congressmen complain that New England fishermen are being shortchanged Fishing quotas on black sea bass, summer flounder and scup are unfairly limiting the catch of New England fishermen, U.S. congressmen from the region said in a letter Monday to the U.S. Department of Commerce that complained about… Continue reading

ASMFC Releases Smooth Dogfish Draft Addendum IV for Public Comment

ASMFC Releases Smooth Dogfish Draft Addendum IV for Public Comment States Schedule Hearings for late June Arlington, VA – The states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and North Carolina have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum IV to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for… Continue reading