Newsday.com: Bob Labuski remembers the early morning line of cars snaking out of Connetquot River State Park Preserve [in Islip, New York] and onto Sunrise Highway. Anglers hustled to get into the park to secure fishing permits and a choice spot on the bank.
After the park’s fish hatchery was shut down in 2008, the number of anglers visiting the park ground nearly to a halt.
Labuski, chairman of the Friends of Connetquot, said that after the hatchery closed, one nearby fishing supply store was shuttered, too.
Related Video: (2008 Information) Connetquot and New York State DEC Issues
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