LI Sound Fall Lobstering Ban in Effect
February 10, 2012
TheDay.com: Beginning in 2013, the lobstering season in Long Island Sound will be closed for 11 weeks in the fall to reduce the catch and give the depleted shellfish population time to rebuild.
By a 6-3 vote Tuesday, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved the seasonal closure along with other mechanisms meant to reduce the catch in four other areas of southern New England and coastal New Jersey. The actions were taken at the regional regulatory authority’s quarterly meeting in Virginia.