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New Yorkers Can Fish Without a License February 19-20

New Yorkers Can Fish Without a License February 19-20

Governor Kathy Hochul today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the State's first Free Fishing Weekend of 2022, on February 19 and 20, when freshwater anglers are permitted to fish for free without a license. "New York State is home to many great fishing spots, and I encourage both new and experienced anglers alike to take advantage of the annual February Free Fishing Day, which gives everyone the chance to appreciate the great outdoors at no cost and introduce family and friends to a new hobby," Governor Hochul said. "Getting outside to experience New York's natural beauty is a perfect way to have fun and...

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Thousands of Pismo Clams are Surfacing on SLO County Beaches. Here’s what we know...

Thousands of Pismo Clams are Surfacing on SLO County Beaches. Here’s what we know...

If you’ve walked along Pismo State Beach at low tide recently, you’ve probably had to watch your step in some areas. Thousands of iconic Pismo clams have been surfacing on the sands over the past few months — stumping scientists and tripping up tourists. “While we aren’t sure exactly what is causing this unusual behavior — or what has caused the recent population increase — we are exploring a few different explanations,” said Ben Ruttenberg, an associate professor and director of Cal Poly’s Center for Coastal Marine Sciences. The clams began surfacing in large numbers on the beach in southern...

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As Price of Seafood Soars, Some Restaurants Remove It From Menus

As Price of Seafood Soars, Some Restaurants Remove It From Menus

The price of seafood is soaring, prompting some restaurants to pull items like scallops and crab off the menu completely, Bloomberg reports.Driving the news: A confluence of factors are causing the price spikes, including congested ports, lack of fishers and truck drivers, coupled with a high demand for seafood at restaurants, per Bloomberg. Read More...

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Rare cotton candy lobster caught in Maine: ‘1 in 100 million’ odds

Rare cotton candy lobster caught in Maine: ‘1 in 100 million’ odds

A fisherman in Maine reeled in an ultra-rare “cotton candy lobster” this weekend and is now trying to find the crustacean a forever home.

Bill Coppersmith, who has been a fisherman for more than 40 years, hauled in the rare find this weekend in Maine’s Casco Bay and named the crustacean after his granddaughter, Haddie.

WMUR reported that the odds of catching a “cotton candy lobster” are more than 1 in 100 million.

 

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Red Tide Ruins Peconic Bay Scallop Season

Red Tide Ruins Peconic Bay Scallop Season
Red tide is a common name for a harmful algae. This year it has ruined the Peconic Bay Scallops season.

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