Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Striped Bass War, 20 Years On

Via Moldy Chum:

East Hampton baymen and supporters, including Billy Joel
In the Town of East Hampton, the fight over striped bass became a civil war that pitted some of Montauk’s charter fishing fleet against their baymen neighbors. It was an angry time. 
Billy Joel, whose 1989 hit “Downeaster Alexa” told the story of a bayman regulated out of his inshore bass fishery, raised the profile of the protest.
LINK (via: The East Hampton Star)


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