Focus Areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Fisheries: Publications

Here is a sampling of publications related to this NYSG Focus Area, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems (Fisheries):

Fact Sheets & Reports back to top

Assessing the economic importance of recreational fishing for communities along Lake Ontario. Connelly, N., and T.L. Brown. 2010. Tourism in Marine Environments 6(2-3): 63-71.

Bioenergetic responses of a benthic forage fish (Fundulus heteroclitus) to habitat degradation and altered prey community in polluted salt marshes. Goto, D., and W.G. Wallace. 2010. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1566-1584.

Comparison of quantitative RT-PCR with cell culture to detect viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) IVb infections in the Great Lakes. Hope, K.M., R.N. Casey, G.H. Groocock, R.G. Getchell, P.R. Bowser, and J.W. Casey. 2010. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 22(1): 50–61.

The Development and Use of Predictive Models in Great Lakes Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis. Manno, J., R. Smardon, J. DePinto, E.T. Cloyd, S. Del Granado. 2008. 112 pp. (pdf)

Diet composition and feeding habits of common fishes in Long Island Bays, New York. Sagarese, S.R., R.M. Cerrato and M.G. Frisk. 2011. Northeastern Naturalist 18(3): 291-314.

Effects of temperature and QPX (quahog parasite unknown) infection on the transcription of defense-related genes in the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria. Wang K., M. Perrigault, and B. Allam. 2011. Journal of Shellfish Research 30(2): 560-561.

Effects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) immunity and QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) disease development: I. Dynamics of QPX disease. Dahl, S., M. Perrigault, Q. Liu, J.L. Collier, D.A. Barnes, and B. Allam. 2011. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106(2): 314-321.

Effects of temperature on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) immunity and QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) disease development: II. Defense parameters. Perrigault, M., S.F. Dahl, E. Pales Espinosa, L. Gambino, and B. Allam. 2011. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106(2): 322-332.

Fall diets of alewife, rainbow smelt, and slimy sculpin in the profundal zone of southern Lake Ontario during 1994-2005 with an emphasis on occurrence of Mysis relicta.  M.G. Walsh, R. O’Gorman, T. Strang, W.H. Edwards, and L.G. Rudstam. 2008. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 11(4): 368-376.

Fish Habitat 2009 Fact Sheet Series. MacNeill, D., Farrell, M..  2010. NYSG and SUNY ESF. Focuses on the preferred habitats, risks to and tips for improving habitats for three species of fish: Northern pike, muskellunge and walleye. (Click Here)

Grazers and vitamins shape chain formation in a bloom-forming dinoflagellate, Cochlodinium polykrikoides. Jiang, X., D.J. Lonsdale, and C.J. Gobler. 2010. Oecologia 164: 455-464.

Great Lakes Ecosystem. Poster. New York Sea Grant. 2004. (click here)

A Guide to Fish Invaders of the Great Lakes Region. 2008. Sea Grant programs in New York, Michigan, Illinois-Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have partnered to create training curricula materials centered around the AIS-HACCP concept. The guide includes full-color illustrations for 38 invasive and common look-a-like native fishes. For more, click here or request copies through New York Sea Grant at 631-632-9124.

I Fish NY. New York Sea Grant. 2006. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 1pp. (pdf)

In vitro investigations of quahog parasite unknown (QPX). B.B. Allam, D.M. Buggé and, M. Perrigault. 2006. Journal of Shellfish Research 25(2): 707.

Influences of prey- and predator-dependent processes on cadmium and methylmercury trophic transfer to mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus). Goto, D., and W.G. Wallace. 2009. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66 (5): 836–846. Pub ID# 3251.

Information Needs for Lake Ontario: The Great Lakes Regional Research and Information Network Search Conferences. Lauber, T.B., Brown, T.L. 2008. 61 pp. (click here)

Lake Ontario Sportfishing: Trends, Analysis, and Outlook. 2009. HDRU Series No. 09-3. T.L. Brown, and N.A. Connelly. Human Dimensions Research Unit Department of Natural Resources Cornell University. 21 pp. (pdf)

Light effects on alewife–mysid interactions in Lake Ontario: A combined sensory physiology, behavioral, and spatial approach. Boscarino, B.T., L.G. Rudstam, J. Tirabassi, J. Janssen, and E.R. Loew. 2010. Limnology and Oceanography 55(5): 2061–2072.

Long Island Bays. Poster. New York Sea Grant. 2004. (click here)

Long Island Sound Lobster Life Cycle & Habitat. Poster. Connecticut and New York Sea Grants, supported by the Long Island Sound Lobster Research Initiative. 2004. 2 pp. (pdf)

Managing and Communicating Fisheries Uncertainties Final Report. MacNeill, D.B., and C.R. O'Neill. 2006. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Oswego, NY. 200pp. NOTE: 12.4 MB file (pdf)

Metal intracellular partitioning as a detoxification mechanism for mummichogs living in metal-polluted salt marshes. Goto, D., and W.G. Wallace. 2010. Marine Environmental Research 69(3): 163-171.

Molecular genetic variation among QPX isolates. J.L. Collier, H. Qian, Q. Liu and, B. Allam. 2006. Journal of Shellfish Research 25(2): 719-720.

Predicting When Lake Ontario's Thermal Bar Disappears??. MacNeill, D.B. 1989. New York Sea Grant Extension Program 5pp. (pdf)

QPX disease in hard clams. Clemetson, A. and K. Gall. 2003. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. Brochure. (pdf)

Quantitative real-time PCR assay for QPX (Thraustochytriidae), a parasite of the hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria). Q. Liu, B. Allam, and J.L. Collier. 2009. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(14): 4913-4918. Pub ID# 3254.

Range-wide population structure of shortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum based on sequence analysis of the mitochondrial DNA control region. I. Wirgin, C. Grunwald, E. Carlson, J. Stabile, D.L. Peterson, and J. Waldman. 2005. Estuaries 28(3): 406-421.

Relationships between reproduction in suspension-feeding hard clams Mercenaria mercenaria and phytoplankton community structure. R.I.E. Newell, S.T. Tettelbach, C.J. Gobler, and D.G. Kimmel. 2009. Marine Ecology Progress Series 387: 179-196. Pub ID# 3256.

Residual tannic acid destroys virucidal properties of iodine. Cornwell, E.R., G.H. Groocock, R.G. Getchell, and P.R. Bowser. 2011. North American Journal of Aquaculture 73(1): 8-12.

Salmon and Trout of Lake Ontario: A Visual Identification Guide. MacNeill, Dave, Mary Penney (New York Sea Grant); Dan Bishop, Fran Verdoliva (NYSDEC); and Jim Johnson (USGS). Artwork by Peter Thompson. 2012. New York Sea Grant Brochure. New York Sea Grant Extension Program. Oswego, NY. 8 panels. (pdf) (related article)

Sportfishing: A case study of gender and life stage along New York's eastern Lake Ontario coast. Kuehn, D.  2003. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Syracuse, NY. (pdf)

Sportfishing participation on Lake Ontario: modeling the past predicting the future. Connelly, N., and T.L. Brown. 2010. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30(3): 821-830.

Standard operating procedures for fisheries acoustic surveys in the Great Lakes. S.L. Parker-Stetter, L.G. Rudstam, P.J. Sullivan, and D.M. Warner. 2009. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, MI. 167 pp. Pub ID# 3240.

Standardization of microcystin extraction from fish tissues: A novel internal standard as a surrogate for polar and nonpolar variants. Smith, J.L., and G.L. Boyer. 2009. Toxicon 53(2): 238-245. Pub ID# 3212.

A Technical Review of the Lake Ontario Forage Base Assessment Program. MacNeill, D.B. 2005. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Oswego, NY. 42pp. (pdf)

Thermal Fronts: Magnets for Great Lakes Salmon and Trout. Voiland, M., Kuehn, D. 1990. New York Sea Grant Extension Program. 8pp (pdf)

Tourism & Community Sustainability in the Hudson River Valley, New York: Resident & Visitor Engagement in Three Communities. S.E. Sullivan, R.M. Schuster, and D.M. Kuehn. 2008. New York Sea Grant Institute, Stony Brook, NY. 31 pp. Pub ID# 3200. (background info) (pdf) Also available, summary/keypoints (pdf)

Towards a standard operating procedure for fishery acoustic surveys in the Laurentian Great Lakes, North America. Rudstam, L.G., S.L. Parker-Stetter, P.J. Sullivan, and D.M. Warner. 2009. ICES Journal of Marine Science 66(6): 1391-1397. Pub ID# 3239.

Understanding risks and uncertainties in fisheries. MacNeill, D.B.  2007. New York Sea Grant Fact Sheet. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Oswego, NY. 8pp. (pdf)

Virulence-related genes of in QPX, the thraustochytrid parasite of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria. Rubin E., A. Tanguy, M. Perrigault, B. Allam. 2011. Journal of Shellfish Research 30(2): 550.

For more Fisheries fact sheets, reports and other publications, check out the following NYSG Web sites:

Botulism in Lakes Erie & Ontario

Great Lakes Sustainable Recreational and Commercial Fisheries

Hard Clam Research Initiative

I FISH NY

Long Island Sound Lobster Research Initiative

Long Island Sportfishing
(Partner Site)

Marine Fishery Resource Center

Seafood Safety & Technology



Coastlines Articles back to top

Spring/Summer '12: Identifying Distinct Sturgeon Population Segments (pdf)

Spring/Summer '12: Trawl Workshop an International Exchange (pdf)

Spring/Summer '12: Salmon and Trout of Lake Ontario: A Visual Identification Guide (pdf)

Summer/Fall'11: Alternative Marketing for Fish Catch (pdf)

Spring'11: Heavy Metal in the Food Chain (pdf)

Winter '11: Cornell Researcher and NYSG Specialist Receive First-Ever Award (pdf)

Fall '10: A WWWeb of Lake Ontario Learning (pdf)

Fall '10: Researchers Identify Ways to Improve Lake Ontario Sportfishing (pdf)

Summer '10: Under the Microscope with VHS (pdf)

Summer '10: Flat Fish, a Flatter Population: How Genetic Tools Help Management (pdf)

Spring '10: Does winter productivity bring summer hypoxia? (pdf)

Fall '09: I FISH NY (pdf)

Fall '09: MADL (Marine Animal Disease Laboratory) (pdf)

Fall '09: New Research, Education Addresses VHS in Great Lakes (pdf)

Spring '09: A Delicate Balance (pdf)

Spring '09: These Scholars Follow the Fish (pdf)

Spring '09: Seeking New Ways to Stimulate Sportfish (pdf)

Fall '08: Helping to Maintain Healthy Fish Stocks (pdf)

Spring '08: Great Lakes Tale: The Alewife and the Opossum Shrimp (pdf)

Fall '07: Go Fish (pdf)

Fall '07: Taking the X Out of QPX Disease (pdf)

Fall '07: VHS - The Anatomy of an Emerging Virus (pdf)

Fall '06: Spotlight on the Salmon River (pdf)

Winter '06: New Wave of Research (pdf)

Winter '06: Fisheries Uncertainty Workshop (pdf)

Spring/Summer '06: Youth on the Line (pdf)

Spring/Summer '06: Estrogenic Compounds in Urban Waterways (Research: McElroy) (pdf)

Spring/Summer '06: Studying Sturgeon (Research: Wirgin) (pdf)

Fall '05: Emerging Pathways (pdf)

Fall '04: Big Fish, Little Fish (GL Fisheries Assessment Study) (pdf)

Fall '04: Alewife ... (Researcher: Rudstam) (pdf)

Fall '04: Sea Lamprey: Lake Ontario's Native Son? (Researcher: Wirgin) (pdf)

Fall '04: Angler "Talks Up" Great Lakes Fishing (pdf)

Summer '04: Funding Breakthrough Research (incl. new fisheries research) (pdf)

Spring '04: Great Lakes Anglers Meet (pdf)

Summer '03: Taking Stock of Stocking (Researcher: Sullivan) (pdf)

Fall '02: NY's Great Lakes Fisheries ... (pdf)

Fall '02: Marine Fisheries: Angling/Weakfish Tournament (pdf)

Spring '02: Focus on Research (incl.new fisheries research) (pdf)

Spring '02: Shifting Fisheries Management ... (Researchers: Essington, Conover) (pdf)

Fall '01: Maintaining Coastal Fisheries (Researchers: Rudstam, Conover, Bowser, Sullivan, Brown) (pdf)
 
Fall '01: Enhancing Trout Fishing (Researcher: Marsden)  (pdf)
 
Fall '01: Knowing When to Eat Your Catch (Researcher: Knuth) (pdf)

Summer '00: Reeling in New Fisheries Research (Researchers: Conover, Bowser, Sullivan) (pdf)

Summer '00: Sea Grant on Sea Lamprey (Researcher: Wirgin) (pdf)
 
Summer '00: NYSG Welcomes Three More to the Fold (incl. Antoinette Clemetson) (pdf)

Spring/Summer '99: Angler Alert: ... Issues of Lake Ontario (incl. cormorants) (pdf)

Winter '98/99: A Fisheye View on Lake Ontario (pdf)

Winter '98/99: Essential Fish Habitat (pdf)

Fall/Winter '97: Examining Bluefish Predatory Habitats (Nor'easter magazine) (pdf)

Botulism research/extension

Summer '04: Botulism Update (pdf)

Spring '02: Botulism Workshop Sets '02-'03 Research Agenda (pdf)

Spring '02: Focus on Research (incl.new botulism research) (pdf)

Summer '01: Avian Botulism in Lake Erie: Sea Grant Responds (pdf)

Hard Clam research

Summer '10: Jellies with an Appetite for Clams (pdf)

Spring '09: New Report Synthesizes Hard Clam Research (pdf)

Fall '04: New Insights About South Shore Estuary Hard Clams (pdf)

Summer '04: Funding Breakthrough Research (incl. new hard clam research) (pdf)

Spring '04: Unknown Parasite Is Hard on Clams (QPX Disease) (pdf)

Spring '02: Focus on Research (incl.new hard clam research) (pdf)

Summer '01: New Initiatives: Shoring up Support for Hard Clams (pdf)

Spring/Summer '99: ... Working Hard to Restore Clams (pdf)

Lobster research/extension

Winter '06: Lobster Research Findings Appear in Shellfish Journal (pdf)

Spring '05: Results of LIS Lobster Research are Presented (4th symposium) (pdf)

Spring '04: A Winning Team for Lobster Outreach (pdf)

Spring '02: Researching Lobster Health in LIS (2nd symposium) (pdf)

Summer '01: New Initiatives: Lobster Mortalities and Shell Disease (pdf)

Summer '00: What's Happening to LIS Lobsters? (1st symposium) (pdf)


Success Stories back to top

Research back to top

Mysis in Crisis: Food Web Disruption and the Decline of Mysis relicta in Lake Ontario (2010, Rudstam /Johannsson / Mills / Loew / Arts / Gal / O'Gorman / Schaner, R/CE-23) Click Here


Isolation of the Pathogen from New York Clams and Genetic Variability in the Host-Parasite System of QPX Disease in Mercenaria mercenaria (2010, Allam / Dove / Collier / Smolowitz / Ragone Calvo, R/FBF-17) Click Here


Freshwater Adaptation and Early Invasion of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus into the Great Lakes Basin (2010, Bowser / Casey / Farrell / Getchell, R/FTD-10) Click Here


Stock Structure of Winter Flounder Using Two Complementary Nuclear DNA Approaches (2010, Wirgin, R/XG-17) Click Here

The Trophic Interaction between Hard Clams and Natural Assemblages of Phytoplankton (2007, Cerrato, R/FBM-23) (pdf)
NYSG researchers have assessed the relationship among hard clams, phytoplankton and zooplankton, showing that hard clams are not the driving force they once were in Long Island bay food webs. A clam restoration program has been initiated based on the finding that clam filtration can shift phytoplankton populations to species that support strong juvenile clam growth.


Effects of Size-Selective Mortality on the Evolution of Growth Rate in Fishes: Continued Empirical Simulation (Conover, R/FBM-21) (pdf)
Congressional legislation that aims to apply ecosystem considerations to fisheries management may be due in some part to Sea Grant research that showed how fish in populations in which the largest fish are consistently removed will be, over some generations, slower growing, earlier maturing and smaller in average size.


Multi-Species Fisheries in an Ecosystem Context: Evaluating the Ecological Effects of Cephalopod Fisheries (2007, Essington, R/FBM-27) (pdf)
Sea Grant researchers have shown that squid play an important role in the food web of the Atlantic continental shelf--sometimes the predator, sometimes the prey. This multi-species approach has stimulated discussion among fisheries managers and researchers and helped in the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.


Estrogenicity of Municipal Sewage Treatment Plant Effluents: Vitellogenic and Estrogen Receptor Responses in Striped Bass (2007, McElroy, R/CTP-25) Endocrine Disruption in Jamaica Bay: Are Winter Flounder Being Affected? (2007, McElroy, R/CTP-28) (pdf)
In two related projects, Sea Grant researchers have found evidence that endocrine disrupting compounds in effluent from sewage treatment plants and in an urban estuary in the New York metro area have caused some level of feminization of resident winter flounder and striped bass.


Effects of Pesticides on Lobster Health: Trace Level Measurements and Toxicological Assessment at Environmentally Realistic Concentrations (2007, McElroy, R/CTP-27) (pdf)
Sea Grant researchers measured the toxicity of pesticides that may have been implicated in the 1999 lobster die off in Long Island Sound. Techniques developed to measure the pesticides are now sought after nationwide.



Extension back to top

NY Sea Grant Recognized for Award-Winning Training Program (2012) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant has been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for its training programs that are helping to keep commercial fishermen safe at sea. More than 100 commercial fishermen have benefited from this program to date.


Trawl Design Workshop Significant for Great Lakes Fisheries (2012) (pdf)
Management of the $5 billion Great Lakes fisheries (>$600 million for Lake Ontario) depends on reliable fish abundance estimates derived from bottom trawls. To help bolster the accuracy of this process, New York Sea Grant partnered with the US Geologic Survey and the Memorial University of Newfoundland to convened an intensive 3-day trawl design workshop for 35 biologists and vessel personnel representing state, federal and provincial agencies from the Great Lakes. The workshop trained participants about trawl design and design effects on fish capture.


I FISH NY: Sharing Fishing Facts & Fun in New York City and on Long Island (2011) (pdf)
Despite a late state budget, no funding for nearly six months, and reduced staff hours, I FISH NY conducted a nearly full complement of angling outreach programs in 2010 in both New York City and on Long Island.


Assisting the Czech Republic’s Development of a Reservoir Trawling Program (2011) (pdf)
In 2008, NY Sea Grant organized a trawl design workshop, from which, a Czech team reported in 2010 that the new vessel and trawling technique they learned enabled the FishEcU to obtain representative, quantitative fish samples in only 20 minutes of trawling in each reservoir, compared to the overnight gillnetting.


Preventing and Containing VHS in Aquaculture Operations (2011) (pdf)
The VHS (Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia) virus combined research-outreach collaboration by New York Sea Grant Fisheries Specialist Dave MacNeill and Cornell University researcher Dr. Paul Bowser earned the first-ever National Sea Grant Research Application Award.


I FISH NY: Fishing Facts & Fun in NYC and on Long Island (2010) (pdf)
I FISH NY, a joint program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York Sea Grant, encourages participants to develop a personal stake in NY’s aquatic resources through fishing.

Connecting Shoreline to Online (2010) (pdf)
In 2008, New York Sea Grant initiated a program to educate charter fishing businesses about collaborative marketing.

Preventing & Containing VHS in Aquaculture Operations (2010) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant is taking steps to inform fish health professionals and hatchery operators about viral spread and containment policy in an effort to protect wild fish stocks and maintain the viability of aquaculture in the Northeast States.

Partnership Creates International Success Story for Design & Use of Trawling Technology (2010) (pdf)
New York and Rhode Island Sea Grant programs and the Memorial University of Newfoundland organized a joint workshop to bring trawling technology to inland trawlers in the Great Lakes and European Union.


I FISH NY: Sharing the Fun & Facts of Fishing in NYC and on Long Island (2009) (pdf)
I FISH NY, an urban recreational fishing program that encourages NYC and Long Island (LI) residents to conserve aquatic resources by learning about and going fishing. The NYC program continued to build on its successful classroom program, providing lessons and fishing trips to 1200 children throughout all five boroughs. The LI program worked with Nassau and Suffolk County Girl Scout Councils to develop a fishing badge for girls grades K-12.


Ecosystem Processes: Understanding Lake Ontario Lower Food Web Indicators (2009) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant coordinated the outreach component of a Cornell University project to compile relevant information on food web indicators in an effort to build a process of understanding of lower food web components and their use as ecosystem indicators.


International Focus on Fisheries Assessment Technology (2009) (pdf)
Trawling is an integral part of fisheries assessment and commercial harvesting in marine and inland freshwater systems. Despite the importance of trawling, freshwater trawl operators possess rudimentary under¬standing of trawling gear, are limited in abilities to fix or diagnose trawling problems, and are unable to access marine trawling expertise. This situation provided a unique opportunity for the Sea Grant programs of New York and Rhode Island and the Memorial University of Newfoundland to jointly organize a workshop to present trawling technology to inland trawlers from the Great Lakes and the European Union.


Communicating VHS Impact on Sustainable Marine & Great Lakes Fisheries (2009) (pdf)
VHS, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, is a threat to sustainable global fisheries. New York Sea Grant is taking steps to inform Atlantic State Sea Grant and fish health professionals about VHS/VHSV strains, pathology, viral spread, containment policy and the potential impacts of VHSV IVa on Atlantic fisheries.


Creating New Ways to Teach Biodiversity in NYS High Schools (2008) (pdf)
In 2007, New York Sea Grant and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History collaborated to create a new and exciting resource to improve the capabilities of grade 5-9 science teachers to teach biodiversity and global climate change in the classroom. Long Island Sound (LIS) lobster mortality research was used to create a curriculum to meet New York State Learning Standards.


NYSG Prey Fish Program Assessment Results in Surveying Improvements (2008) (pdf)
Prey fish population trends are the basis for setting stocking rates of trout and salmon to balance predator and prey abundance – an essential ingredient of healthy and sustainable recreational fisheries. In 2003, NYSG organized an independent, technical review of the Lake Ontario prey fish assessment program to evaluate prey fish sampling design, data analysis, and the validity of prey fish abundance indices.


Addressing VHS Impacts on Great Lakes Fisheries (2008) (pdf)
VHS - viral hemorrhagic septicemia - is a serious viral disease of freshwater, marine, and aquacultured fish. Early in 2007, NYSG organized a meeting with regulatory agencies, fish disease experts, and legislators, including U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, to strategize VHS-related fisheries protection with minimizing economic impact on small businesses.


I FISH NY: Sharing the Facts & Fun of Fishing in NYC and on Long Island (2008) (pdf)
Since 2005 NYSG has employed two full-time Recreational Fisheries Specialists in NYC and on LI to implement and augment the groundwork established by NYS DEC staff. Using these pilot programs as a guide, the NYS DEC was able to hire four new Promotional Biologists in 2007 to extend the program throughout New York State. Independently, each specialist addresses the unique challenges of his or her region.


NYSG: Helping Sportfishing Businesses Make Connections (2007) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) helped to bring the sportfishing industry one step closer to achieving the goal of improved public access to information about sportfishing opportunities. A marine sportfishing guide was published in response to a list of public awareness activities identified by the sportfishing industry at a Spring 2005 meeting facilitated by NYSG.


I FISH NY: Sharing the Facts & Fun of Fishing in New York City and Long Island (2007) (pdf)
NYSG and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation partnered to create I FISH NY, an urban recreational fishing program that encourages NYC and Long Island residents to conserve aquatic resources by learning about and going fishing.


Helping Fisheries-Dependent Businesses Cope with VHS Impacts (2007) (pdf)
VHS, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, is a serious viral disease that causes mortalities in wild and hatchery-raised fish. Because of its economic impact, NYSG co-organized a meeting, during which leadership by Senator Clinton and Congressman McHugh led to the timely issuance of less stringent VHS regulations related to bait fisheries. The revised regulations allowed bait harvesters located adjacent to their bait sources at risk of going out of business to continue to sell bait.

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