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New York – State DEC officials agree to meeting over LI fishing permits

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has agreed to meet with Long Island fishing interests over long-held complaints about access to restricted commercial fishing permits following a move by local legislators seeking quicker action on state fishing rules. The meeting, brokered by Assemb. Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), is expected to address the complexities of acquiring, transferring and even passing to family members permits to fish for vital local fish such as striped bass and fluke. It may also address so-called latent permits, in which a large percentage of existing permits are held but not used. Fishermen also have complained of long-standing moratoriums on certain species of fish. click here to read the story 09:29

Time to bring commercial fishing permits home to Alaska

In 1983, the city of Angoon had 183 locally held fishing permits. Now, 32 years later, there are only 15 left. In Nome, 157 permits have become 89. In New Stuyahok, 144 permits have become 21. Larsen Bay’s 47 permits have dwindled to 15. These are not isolated incidents: this is a trend that can be found in every region of the state. This is a red-button moment.  Each lost permit represents a small business shuttering its doors. The effects are devastating, especially in rural places where the opportunities to participate,,, Read the rest here 10:08