Favorite LI summer pastime threatened by new federal regulations

Long Island fishermen are sounding the alarm over a federal proposal to impose stricter regulations on fluke fishing. Fishermen and party boat owners say the plan to cut fluke fishing from 23 million

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2006, 11:45 AM

Updated 6,544 days ago

Share:

Long Island fishermen are sounding the alarm over a federal proposal to impose stricter regulations on fluke fishing.
Fishermen and party boat owners say the plan to cut fluke fishing from 23 million pounds to 5 million next summer would ruin a favorite Long Island pastime and destroy the Island?s marine industry. Dockside restaurant and tackle shop owners say they will also take a hit under the new regulations.
Federal officials say the stricter quota will help bring the stock of fluke up from 112 million to 204 million pounds by 2010. Local fishermen are asking for more flexibility during the rebuilding period that will not hurt the stocks, but allow a longer time for the government to reach its goal. Residents say it could mean the difference between whether Long Island?s $150 million fluke fishing industry sinks or swim.


More from News 12
2:13
Police: Fake company 'Top Line Masonry' scammed homeowners in Floral Park

Police: Fake company 'Top Line Masonry' scammed homeowners in Floral Park

1:45
Muggy Thursday with chance for storms; less humid weekend ahead

Muggy Thursday with chance for storms; less humid weekend ahead

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Police: Teen struck by car while riding bike in Rockville Centre

Police: Teen struck by car while riding bike in Rockville Centre

1:16
Two LI natives go for gold at Summer Olympics

Two LI natives go for gold at Summer Olympics

1:56
Nassau Democrats block vote on borrowing until grant money released

Nassau Democrats block vote on borrowing until grant money released

1:43
Bay Shore Assembly of God school's sudden closure leaves parents scrambling

Bay Shore Assembly of God school's sudden closure leaves parents scrambling

2:42
'Gonna save at least one.' Eastport father who lost daughter to cancer turns grief into helping others

'Gonna save at least one.' Eastport father who lost daughter to cancer turns grief into helping others

1:26
Riverhead BOE approves plan to bring resource officers to schools

Riverhead BOE approves plan to bring resource officers to schools

0:27
Farmingdale parent files lawsuit in connection to deadly bus crash

Farmingdale parent files lawsuit in connection to deadly bus crash

0:26
Police: Suspect wanted for robbing Stop & Shop in East Meadow

Police: Suspect wanted for robbing Stop & Shop in East Meadow

0:28
Police: Suspect arrested for burglarizing Macy’s at Green Acres Mall multiple times

Police: Suspect arrested for burglarizing Macy’s at Green Acres Mall multiple times

0:18
Volunteers plant trees at Oakdale facility for people with developmental disabilities

Volunteers plant trees at Oakdale facility for people with developmental disabilities

1:45
Long Beach School Board renews talks to close elementary school following survey results

Long Beach School Board renews talks to close elementary school following survey results

0:23
Police: Third teen arrested for causing $600K in damage to Shelter Island home

Police: Third teen arrested for causing $600K in damage to Shelter Island home

1:38
Optimum donates $2,500 to Henry Viscardi School following wheelchair basketball game

Optimum donates $2,500 to Henry Viscardi School following wheelchair basketball game

1:50
New mental health clinic opens at NUMC

New mental health clinic opens at NUMC

0:18
Police: 3 men wanted for stealing $6,000 worth of sunglasses in Lake Grove

Police: 3 men wanted for stealing $6,000 worth of sunglasses in Lake Grove

0:20
Big Lots to close stores nationwide, including 2 locations on Long Island

Big Lots to close stores nationwide, including 2 locations on Long Island

0:16
Riverhead police chief announces departure from department

Riverhead police chief announces departure from department