Nearshore Saltwater SportFish OF NEW YORK

Stegemann, Eileen; Gelardi, Ron
April 2007
New York State Conservationist;Apr2007, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p15
The article offers information on various nearshore saltwater sportfish in New York. The little skate is usually found on sandy or gravelly bottoms in water depths ranging from shallow shoals to nearly 1,000 feet. Also called bunker, mossbunker or pogy, the Atlantic menhaden are one of the most abundant fish species in estuary and coastal Atlantic waters. Also called blowfish or swellfish, the puffer gets these names from its ability to inflate its body with air or water.


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