Shoreham Beach fishermen jarred by 'No Fishing' signs

Shoreham fishermen say the town of Brookhaven?s sudden enforcement of a no-fishing policy is bad for business, but the town says the rule is nothing new. The fishermen say ?No Fishing? signs have suddenly

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2008, 12:06 AM

Updated 5,855 days ago

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Shoreham fishermen say the town of Brookhaven?s sudden enforcement of a no-fishing policy is bad for business, but the town says the rule is nothing new.
The fishermen say ?No Fishing? signs have suddenly popped up along Shoreham Beach, which is threatening their livelihoods and local businesses.
Stanley Hentschel, owner of Rocky Point Fishing Stop, has been in business for more than 30 years. He says this year, business is already slow and that the fishing ban isn?t helping.
The town says Shoreham Beach has always had a no-fishing policy because it's a bathing beach. However, fishermen say people have been fishing there for years and only recently has the ban been enforced.
Fishermen say they want a designated fishing area as a compromise. Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Commissioner Edward Morris says that won?t happen if it will jeopardize the safety of the people using the beach and bathing in the waters.


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