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Connecticut delegation wants state to have input on proposed fishing rules

The state’s congressional delegation has sent a letter to a congressional subcommittee requesting that be allowed to testify on a proposed bill that would transfer 150 square miles of federal fishing grounds to the control of Rhode Island and New York. The legislation would move the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in Long Island Sound to a new landward boundary between Montauk, N.Y., and Point Judith, R.I. New York Rep. Lee Zeldin introduced the bill which was aimed at striped bass management. The subcommittee is slated to hold a hearing on the bill Tuesday. Read the rest here 11:17

Coast Guard medically evacuates ailing F/V Raiders crewmember 50 miles south of Moriches, N.Y., today

uscg-logoNEW YORK – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ailing crewmember from the fishing vessel Raiders 50 miles south of Moriches, N.Y., today. A communications watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, N.Y., received notification from the fishing vessel that a crewmember was in need of immediate medical treatment. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the medical evacuation due to the nature of the crewmember’s life-threatening condition. A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Cape Cod, Mass., conducted the medical evacuation and transferred the crewmember to Providence Hospital. uscgnews  14:05