Photo courtesy Audubon Connecticut/AJ Hand.

Photo courtesy Audubon Connecticut/AJ Hand. Although winter still has us in its icy grip, it won’t be long until the bluefish and the striped bass are biting, the piping plovers are nesting, and beaches across the Cape and Islands are closing.

Striving to find a balance in the increasingly contentious battle between residents and state and federal agencies over mandated beach closures to protect the endangered piping plover, a group of representatives from the Cape and Islands recently gathered at the Dennis Senior Center for the inaugural meeting of the Regional Beach Access Coalition (RBAC).

Read more about the efforts by fishermen and beachgoers to loosen restrictions caused by piping plover protection.


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