Brookhaven Politics Threaten The Future of Carmans River (LI Press May 10, 2012)
CASINO PROPOSED FOR YAPHANK
NEWSDAY article about a possible site for the proposed Casino. Notice it will directly impact the Carman's River
AQUATIC INVASIVES WORKING GROUP
As you know, Upper and Lower Lakes in Yaphank have been overtaken with invasive weeds. It appears that the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County will eventually be dredging these two lakes to remove these weeds. Currently sediment tests are being conducted to make sure any dredge spoil is non-toxic. Preliminary testing shows some local acetone residues which need to be further tested to determine its extent.
PROPOSED NYS FRESHWATER FISHING REGULATIONS
Changes to the current freshwater fishing regulations designed to enhance fishing opportunities and protect the state’s freshwater fisheries were announced today by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). DEC will accept public comments on the proposals through April 2, 2012.
Of specific interest to us
Extend the catch and release only regulation for brook trout into tidal streams in Suffolk County to provide additional protection to brook trout populations that spend part of their life in marine waters and offer a unique angling experience.
Eliminate Suffolk County tidal trout regulations and apply freshwater stream trout regulations to these sections because the anticipated sea run brown trout fishery did not develop.