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Harvesting from the Sea

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
1. Harvesting from the Sea Marker
Inscription.
Year-round at Calf Pasture, you’ll see people reaping the bounty that Long Island Sound provides. You can participate too, but be sure to first obtain the required permits and then obey all applicable requirements and restrictions. These measures are in place to help ensure safe and undepleted harvests.

Fishing
For folks without boats, the Calf Pasture pier (and, at low tide, the park’s sand bars) are among the most popular fishing spots in the city. Anglers cast for striped bass, bluefish and other tasty game fish. No license is required for salt-water fishing but there are minimum-size restrictions for “keepers.”

Clamming
All you really need, besides a license from the city, is a clam rake, measuring ring and something to put the legal-sized clams in. Some clammers will slurp ‘em down on the spot; others cut the meat up at home for chowder. Remember: there is a daily legal limit.

Duck hunting
Mallards and other legal waterfowl can be hunted on the water while “in season.” (Get dates, and where to buy a permit from the state DEP).

Oystering & Lobstering
In all seasons, in all weather, you’re likely to see oyster boats or lobstermen working the Sound. Both are important industries sensitive to the Sound’s well-being. The tall thin stakes you
Harvesting from the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
2. Harvesting from the Sea Marker
see out in the water marks oyster “beds.”
 
Location. 41° 4.992′ N, 73° 23.639′ W. Marker is in East Norwalk, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Calf Pasture Beach Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at Calf Pasture Beach. Marker is in this post office area: Norwalk CT 06851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lifeguarding History (a few steps from this marker); The British Invasion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Calf Pasture Primer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taylor Farm Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Marvin Property (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fitch’s Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roger Ludlow (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Habitat Renewed (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Norwalk.
 
More about this marker. Photographs of a fisherman, a clammer, a duck hunter and a lobster boat appear on the marker. Photos courtesy of David Sigworth,
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Marker at Calf Pasture Beach image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
3. Marker at Calf Pasture Beach
Harvesting from the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
4. Harvesting from the Sea Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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