Three bills supported by the American Littoral Society may see votes in the NJ state legislature on Monday, March 25. They are:
The Littoral Society asks members and supporters to contact their legislators and urge them to vote yes on these bills.
Your participation will support efforts
to protect and preserve the ocean and coast
It's not exactly the tortoise and the hare, but this year's Lobster Run has a new entry: Oysters! But don't worry that they only have one foot, rather than running these bivalves will be waiting at the finish line for those participating in the post-race after-party.
So, lace up your running shoes, dig out your lobster hat, and strap on your oyster bibs for the 4th Annual Lobster Run/Walk 5k to Care for the Coast, on Saturday, April 13 in Asbury Park, NJ.
The run/walk will be followed by an optional after-party and thanks to Forty North Oyster Farms, a raw oyster bar will be part of the lobster themed brunch buffet and drink specials hosted by Langosta Lounge. The menu will also include Lobster Mac & Cheese and Lobster Asparagus Strata.
All event proceeds will benefit the American Littoral Society.
A bill to ban the sale or ownership of shark fins failed to pass New Jersey's legislature last year. The bill was re-introduced in January 2019 and on the last day of that month it passed the state Senate with a 33-6 vote.
Now in the hands of the General Assembly, the bill ( A4845) will be heard on Monday, March 18 in the Assembly Appropriations Committee at the Statehouse in Trenton, Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, starting at noon.
This bill will ban the sale and trade of certain shark fins, which will reduce the chance that foreign shark fins end up in our state. While shark finning itself is banned by federal law, the states must ban the sale and possession of these fins to further protect sharks, which are a vital component of our ocean ecosystem.
The Assembly Appropriations Committee includes Chairman John Burzichelli, Vice Chairman Gary Schaer, and members Herb Conaway, Wayne P. DeAngelo, Gabirela M. Mosquera, Ryan E. Peters, Eliana Pintor Marin, Kevin J. Rooney, Cleopatra G. Tucker, Jay Webber, and Harold J. Wirths.
The American Littoral Society supports this bill and asks you to contact your state legislators to urge them to support its final passage. Click here to find your state legislator and their contact information.
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