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"No Discharge Zone" Designation for the South Shore Estuary

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today hailed the federal approval of a measure that will significantly improve water quality in the South Shore Estuary. Read the rest of this entry »

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Long Island Fishing License Comes With a Colonial Catch

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Stuart Vorpahl has waged a lonely battle since 1984 against the state of New York over his right to fish. For refusing to obtain a commercial fishing license, he has been arrested at least four times, once on a dock after a police officer seized 490 pounds of fluke and two lobsters from his 40-foot trawler. Read the rest of this entry »

Fish Regs Fight Goes Federal

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on October 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) asked the U.S. Department of Commerce and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Monday to set up a free, permanent registration process for Long Island’s saltwater anglers so they only have to register once in their lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

When a Shark Is More Gum Than Bite

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on July 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm

For those who did not catch the news last week, a huge basking shark came ashore to die at Gilgo Beach in Babylon, on Long Island, making for a sad sight, but supposedly, not a real scary one. The countless news reports about the beaching held that these types of sharks posed no danger to humans. Read the rest of this entry »

Caution on bluefish as locals see red on Long Island

In Bronx, Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Queens on July 10, 2009 at 2:37 pm

We’re back to fishing for our favorite foursome: porgies, striped bass, bluefish and fluke. Read the rest of this entry »

Student Surfer Making a Name for Himself

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on June 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Balaram Stack remains a title contender in the Air Show final on Saturday and in the prestigious Open Men’s division, a launching pad to the professional surfing ranks. Read the rest of this entry »

LI commercial fishermen expect hard times to get harder

In Dive In, Region, Working Waterfront on March 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Commercial fishing for summer flounder reopened in New York waters on March 1, but the Shinnecock II, a hulking black-and-white trawler, remained moored in Hampton Bays, its name all but obliterated by rust. Read the rest of this entry »

Long Beach offshore gas plant

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Region on January 29, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Surfers, environmentalists and local politicians will gather tonight in Long Beach for a federal hearing on a liquid natural gas processing plant proposed for a 60.5-acre man-made island that would be built 13.5 miles south of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Sewing scallops in Long Island's bays

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on December 7, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Days after a killing freeze signaled the end of the local growing season on land, farmers of a different sort braved gusting rains to tend an underwater crop off Shelter Island. Read the rest of this entry »

River Otters Reappearing on Nassau County’s North Shore

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 16, 2008 at 4:28 pm

THE North American river otter, a semi-aquatic mammal rare on Long Island for 200 years, may be making a tentative comeback and has turned up, among other places, on Nassau County’s North Shore. Read the rest of this entry »