CT Worried Over Conch Fishery

A close-up look at the eye stalks of a queen conch (Strombus gigas). NOAA/E. Hickerson, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

TheDay.com: Concerns about increasing pressure on the conch fishery have prompted [Connecticut] state officials to convene a meeting to hear from fishermen and others about possible management strategies that might be needed to ensure the continued sustainability of the fishery.

The meeting, hosted by Connecticut Sea Grant, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the state Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Aquaculture, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 9 at the DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme.

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