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2014 NJ Summer Flounder Regulations
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Written by Capt. Adam N.   
Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:34

A 5 fish limit was approved for 2014 by ASMFC today instead of only 4 fish. The size limit will be 18" and we will have a 128 day season that will go from either (most likely options) 5/17-9/21 or 5/23 - 9/27.  NJ Marine Fisheries Council will meet 4/3 in Manahawkin to make final decision on season.

A Speck in the Sea
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Written by PAUL TOUGH Ny Times   
Thursday, 02 January 2014 22:44

A Speck in the Sea

John Aldridge fell overboard in the middle of the night, 40 miles from shore, and the Coast Guard was looking in the wrong place. How did he survive?

John Aldridge on the deck of the Anna Mary.

Looking back, John Aldridge knew it was a stupid move. When you’re alone on the deck of a lobster boat in the middle of the night, 40 miles off the tip of Long Island, you don’t take chances. But he had work to do: He needed to start pumping water into the Anna Mary’s holding tanks to chill, so that when he and his partner, Anthony Sosinski, reached their first string of traps a few miles farther south, the water would be cold enough to keep the lobsters alive for the return trip. In order to get to the tanks, he had to open a metal hatch on the deck. And the hatch was covered by two 35-gallon Coleman coolers, giant plastic insulated ice chests that he and Sosinski filled before leaving the dock in Montauk harbor seven hours earlier. The coolers, full, weighed about 200 pounds, and the only way for Aldridge to move them alone was to snag a box hook onto the plastic handle of the bottom one, brace his legs, lean back and pull with all his might......And then the handle snapped........
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