long island sound
The waters off Long Island Sound from Stratford to Fairfield remained closed to fishing and shellfishing Monday following last week’s massive warehouse fire in Bridgeport.
The Long Island Sound that is causing some serious erosion concerns on the North Shore of Long Island.
Despite efforts to stop it, the lobster die off is continuing in Long Island Sound.
A 16-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital Thursday, a day after a boating accident off Greenwich left another teen dead.
Scott Donsavage’s 15-foot vessel was found ashore in gear with no one aboard.
Police on Long Island have rescued three fishermen after their 12-foot inflatable boat drifted for three hours.
Authorities say a state police dive team found the body of the 40-year-old man, whose name has not been released, overnight.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the boater as 24-year-old Jeffrey Young of North Caldwell, N.J. He was pulled from the water unconscious and without a pulse Saturday. He died at Milford Hospital.
There’s been no impact on electrical service, but a power cable under the Long Island Sound has been damaged, causing fluid to leak into the water.
The closure is set to begin Sunday and extend to Nov. 28 in an attempt to give the Sound’s depleted lobster population a chance to rebuild.
David Carey, director of the Connecticut Bureau of Aquaculture, said 32 cases are either confirmed or under investigation.
Officials said it’s likely that more than just warm water caused high levels of bacteria in oysters and clams harvested from the waters of Long Island Sound off of Norwalk and Westport.
The State of Connecticut on Monday announced a voluntary recall of oysters and clams harvested in Norwalk and Westport, after at least five people got sick.
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are meeting with federal, state and local officials to discuss rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy and steps that can be taken to blunt future storm damage.
County health officials have issued an advisory urging all recreational boaters and swimmers to avoid the Long Island Sound until further notice.