Worried about a possible fish kill, Riverhead may postpone its annual cardboard boat race until end of July
Concern that the potential for another massive fish kill lingers, town officials discuss postponing for a month the annual cardboard boat race.
To avoid another massive fish kill in the Peconic, limits on bunker fishing lifted in New York after town supe’s request
With unusually large numbers of bunker fish appearing in the Peconic River this spring, commercial fishermen will be allowed to net bunker in an effort to prevent the massive bunker kills seen last year, thanks to a ruling announced today by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Almost a year after the major fish kills in the Peconic Estuary last summer, bunker fish are being seen in large numbers in the river almost a month earlier than usual this spring.
About 300,000 bunker died of "mass asphyxiation" caused by nitrogen-fueled algal blooms in the Peconic River last summer, the study said.
What to do with all the dead fish? Officials scramble for solutions in the wake of another fish kill
“It’s totally disgusting,” said Joanne Tyte, who lives on Howell Lane on the Peconic River. “The smell is so bad that we can’t even go outside."