Zeldin Reintroduces H.R. 3070, Local Fishing Access Act To Protect Long Island Fishermen

Rep. Lee Zeldin has taken a stand to protect Long Island fishermen. Zeldin recently reintroduced his bill to protect Long Island fishermen as the Local Fishing Access Act. During the last Congress, the bill passed the House with unanimous bipartisan support as H.R. 3070, the EEZ Clarification Act, a release from Zeldin’s office said. The Local Fishing Access Act would reform the federal law that bans striped bass fishing in the Block Island transit zone, which includes federal waters between Montauk and Block Island, Rhode Island, he said. The Local Fishing Access Act is aimed at providing Long Island anglers “relief from confusing regulations. It will also allow Long Island’s fishermen to once again enjoy commercial and recreational striped bass fishing in these local waters just like they do in adjacent state controlled waters,” a release said. continue reading the story here 08:29