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East Hampton Selects Captain Julie Evans to Represent Fisheries on Wind Farm Project

East Hampton Town’s Fisheries Committee has selected Captain Julie Evans, who has worked on commercial and charter boats out of Montauk for decades, to be the Fisheries Representative working for local fishermens’ interests with regard to Deepwater Wind’s proposed South Fork Wind Farm project off the coast of Montauk. Ms. Evans began fishing for striped bass commercially in 1975, but became a charter boat captain after the commercial striped bass fishery was put out of business by PCB contamination, she told the East Hampton Town Board at their March 6 meeting. She has also worked as a journalist and used her background in environmental science to help run ecotours.>click to read<14:54

East Hampton Fisheries Committee Pushes For Economic Study Of Local Fishing Industry

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the East Hampton Fisheries Committeefleet-study are looking for money to study how much the fishing industry contributes to the local economy. The research would be conducted by John Scotti and Emerson Hasbrouck, educators at Cornell Cooperative Extension. It would focus on the social, historic and economic impacts of the industry, as well as its future, and cost an estimated $100,000. The study would involve reaching out to businesses like hardware stores that sell equipment used in commercial fishing, as well as studying how and where fishing takes place. Brad Loewen, who chairs the East Hampton Town Fisheries Committee, Mr. Hasbrouck and Mr. Scotti discussed the proposed study at a Southampton Town Board work session on Thursday, November 10. Mr. Hasbrouck said the study could also be used by East End towns to apply for grants to rebuild docks or roads related to the industry. Read the story here 16:55