Waning federal investments in Long Island Sound protection and restoration have led to degraded water quality that is contributing to a lobster die-off in the Sound. Rather than investing in a real solution, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is proposing to enact a moratorium on lobster fishing. A moratorium will not address the problem; it will merely cripple the lobster industry. CCE is standing in opposition to this shortsighted proposal. Will you stand with us? Make a contribution today.
Last week in Guilford, CT, we met with federal and state elected leaders, and members of the CT Commercial Lobstermen's Association, to oppose the recently proposed lobster fishing moratorium. Watch CCE's video blog post of the day's events.
We joined with our partners to call on Congress to address the root causes of the Long Island Sound lobster die-off instead of unnecessarily punishing the lobstermen. We are calling on Congress to reauthorize the Long Island Sound Stewardship and Restoration Act, fund programs that protect the Sound, and upgrade our failing sewage treatment infrastructure. Can we count on you to contribute $10, $20, or more to help us fight for real solutions to the Long Island Sound lobster die-off?
Thank you for your support. Together we make a difference!
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director