Fishing

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Bluefish in New York coastal waters saw a dramatic decline this year. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is planning significant cuts to the commercial limit on the fish next year.

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Fishermen, local government officials and conservationists tried to save Long Island’s dwindling scallop population by moving them to deeper waters last week. But the plan was called off.

Thiele Calls For Overhaul Of Commercial Fishing Licensing

Nov 11, 2019
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New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele wants environmental regulators to reform the commercial fishing licensing system in the state.

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New York inches closer to its first offshore wind farm as developers reached a lease option agreement with a Montauk fishing cooperative. 

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New York regulators say they will spend more than $2 million to find ways to reduce the impact of the construction and operation of offshore wind projects on marine life and the fishing industry. 

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