Henry Dam, of Cold Spring Harbor, was the recipient of the Owen H. Johnson Award for his lifetime achievements as a sportsman. Senator Owen H. Johnson presented the award at the First Annual Suffolk County Sportsmen’s Women’s Dinner Auction at the Stony Brook Yacht Club on May 21, 2011. Henry Dam was honored for his dedication as an environmentalist and as a conservationist. Having nearly 70 years of experience as a sportsman, Mr. Dam has become an invaluable resource of historical knowledge to his fellow sportsmen and sportswomen.
I am pleased to provide you with a printable version of “2011 Fishing Facts for New York Marine Recreational Fishermen.” This publication reflects the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) recently adopted marine recreation fishing regulations.
Please note that the seasons and recreational size limits referred to in this publication are sometimes changed by state regulation. Be sure to check DEC’s Marine Fishing Regulations for the very latest information.
LEGISLATURE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT SEAGRASSJohnson-Sweeney Bill Helps To Address Threats to EcosystemThe New York State Legislature has passed legislation to guard marine habitat and protect the continued viability of commercial and recreational fishing. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Owen Johnson (R-C, Babylon) and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-I-WF, Lindenhurst), establishes the Seagrass Protection Act to address threats to these ecologically important species.
Photo Caption: Members of the NY Coalition for Recreational Fishing, Inc. (NYCRF) traveled to Albany recently to recognize Senator Owen H. Johnson for his efforts on behalf of recreational fishing. From left to right: Tom Farrell, Vice President, NYCRF; William Young, President, NYCRF; Owen H. Johnson, NY State Senator; and Ed Simeone, NYCRF.