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Brooklyn, NY, July 26, 2019 - Catch-and-release fishing is being offered on Pier 5 from 11 am-1 pm this Sunday, 7/28. 

Learn more about this new program from Brooklyn Bridge Park in this video filed by Roger Clark for Spectrum News NY1.

By taking part in these citizen science Fishing Clinics, attendees are helping to contribute to ecological surveys with marine biologists. The goal is to foster awareness and appreciation for New York's marine habitats.

This project is one of a handful of Marine Small Grants funded through a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York Sea Grant. Through the grant program, The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy received $15,000 to lead a partnership that engages student anglers in data collection targeting key recreational fish in the East River. 

Angling and seining data collected and supplemented with data from five partners who organize fishing clinics and conduct environmental education programs will be used to establish a cooperative East River Fish Database. Students must register to receive this sequential training curriculum to learn angling skills from beginner through advanced levels and acquire in-depth knowledge about East River fish resources.

More at www.nyseagrant.org/marinesmallgrants.


More Info: Marine Small Grants

This project was supported by a partnership between New York Sea Grant, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Marine and Coastal District of New York Conservation, Education, and Research Grants Program.

Funding is supported from the Marine and Coastal District License Plate which is administered by the Marine and Coastal District of New York Conservation, Education and Research Board, and authorized through NYS Environmental Conservation Law Article 13, Title 5 Section 13-0503. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Stony Brook University or New York Sea Grant.


More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, University at Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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