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    Tightening controls imposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service has hastened the decline of Suffolk County’s fishing industry, says County Executive Steve Levy, which has prompted the county to fund a study on inequitable government fishing restrictions. The county and its Industrial Development Agency will both contribute $15,000 to fund the study through the Town ...

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    Long Island’s recreational and commercial fishermen, already hurting because of federal limits on the catch, fear that a plan for restrictions that could remain in place for decades could spell financial ruin. “I gave up fishing so I could feed my family,” said former commercial fisherman Bill Modica, of Montauk. “I know they need conservation ...

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  • 08/03/10--11:51: NOAA treads in deep water
  • The nation’s top fishery managers and commercial and small fishing operators met Tuesday to discuss the troubled fishery law enforcement system amid recent findings of mismanagement, misspending, and disproportionate fines. The summit at a Washington hotel, broadcast on the Internet, followed months of revelations about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s law enforcement division that ...

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    Out east some say there are two types of fishermen: those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish. Unfortunately, neither group is currently catching as much as they’d like. Restrictive quotas and abundance issues, coupled with spiking fuel prices, has led to what some are calling a crisis in a once robust ...

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    The $9.7 billion measure to fund the National Flood Insurance program, passed by Congress on Friday, did not include anything for the fishing industry.

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    Those in Long Island’s fishing industry can meet with state conservation officials on landing a piece of $3.6 million from a Hurricane Sandy relief program.