What a trap! New Jersey receives millions for fishing
This is great news if you love fishing.
A New Jersey federal lawmaker announced that the Garden State will receive more than $8 million to support the sport fishing industry as well as wildlife and habitat conservation efforts.
U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, DN.J. 6th District, said a total of $3.99 million has been authorized by the bipartisan Infrastructure Act to restore and conserve sport fish populations.
All kinds of fishing
“For the ocean, it funds the artificial reef program, of which we have several, to increase habitat for saltwater fish, it is used to stock lakes, such as with trout, and for programs to learn children to fish,” he said.
“Fishing is very important to the tourism economy, just in terms of the amount of money that comes back to the state. You think about it, people go out on party boats, they go to the bait and tackle shops.
Pallone also pointed out that “restaurants get fish to serve people, it’s a big industry, both recreational and commercial.”
recovering from the pandemic
He said recreational fishing has been impacted by the pandemic because “people were staying home, they were afraid to go out, the boats are close and so people during COVID tend not to go on a party boat or rent a boat.
The coastal, bay, and Delaware River areas depend on fishing and wildlife tourism.
Additionally, he said $4.4 million will come to New Jersey to bolster wildlife conservation efforts.
A benefit for wildlife
“New Jersey’s wildlife habitat is so fragmented that species cannot move around, which may allow for land acquisition or other things,” he said.
Pallone noted that the direct source of funding for these efforts comes from the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.
You can contact journalist David Matthau at [email protected]
The Ultimate Guide to New Jersey Breweries
So what is a “brasserie”?
“A craft brewery is a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. It sells at least 25% of its beer on site in combination with extensive catering services. In a craft brewery, beer is primarily brewed for sale to the inside the restaurant or bar. Where legally permitted, breweries may sell beer to take-out or distribute it to certain off-site destinations.”
New Jersey has tons of Brewpubs, some of which have been around for years and some that just opened last year.