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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, February 02, 1978, Image 7

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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR. EAST HAMPTON. N.Y., FEBRUARY 2, 1978 SEVEN Amagansett Susan Pollack 267-3784 Robert Gwathmey of Bluff Road wrote the introduction to a catalogue of the works of Harry Gottlieb, prepared for a retrospective show of Mr. Gottlieb’s work which will be on view at the Summit Gallery in Manhattan, from Feb. 21 to March 18. School News Arthur Roth, an Amagansett author and a columnist for the Star, will be the guest speaker during the Amagansett School’s book-week celebration, Feb. 6 to 10. He will speak to fifth-through- eighth graders Tuesday morning about the writing of “The Iceberg Hermit,” an adventure story. Eighth graders will also read to underclassmen that day. On Monday at 1:30 p.m. students will parade through the School halls dressed as their favorite book charac­ ter and on Friday, Feb. 10, also at 1:30 p.m., there will be an assembly at Scoville Hall of the Presbyterian Church during which students will read and dramatize passages from various books. “Exchange-a-book day” will be on Thursday, Feb. 9. On Wednesday students will prepare recitations and dramatizations for Friday’s assembly. Each day of book week, students and staff members will be asked to drop whatever they are doing to read, between 11:05 and 11:20 a.m. A new semester began on Monday. Fifth through eighth graders last week completed mathematics, social studies, and science examinations for the semester that concluded on Friday. Third and fourth graders took exams in language arts and mathematics. Kindergarten through sixth graders last week also completed diagnostic prescriptive reading inventory tests. The exams will be used to determine individual weaknesses and strengths. The results of some similar diagnostic tests in mathematics administered at the School before Christmas vacation, should be available soon, according to Charles Skiptunas, principal. Milford Crandall’s fifth and sixth grade science classes are studying the metric system. Sixth graders are working with balance scales and fifth graders are learning to read tempera­ tures in centigrades. Family menus for balanced meals are being discussed by Mr. Crandall's seventh and eighth grade health classes. BASS MANAGEMENT Continued from Page 1 The plans call for an annual bi-catch allocation of 6,000 metric tons of haddock. With regard to yellowtail west of 69 degrees west longitude, an annual bi-catch allocation 3,700 metric tons has been set. This means that vessels can land on each trip no more than 5,510 pounds of yellowtail or no more yellowtail than ten per cent of their total catch. East of the 69-degree line, there will be a directed fishery. A 4,400 metric ton yearly allocation has been set. A directed fishery has also been set for cod with annual allocations of 22,000 metric tons for the Georges Bank and southern New England and 7,000 metric tons for the Gulf of Maine. Cod Quotas The cod quotas will be broken down on a quarterly basis. At Monday's meeting a Woods Hole scientist sug­ gested that these quarterly allocations be adjusted so that a larger proportion of the total Georges Bank quotas be given in the winter-quarter in order to allow southern New England and New York and New Jersey fishermen, who catch cod only during the winter, “a crack at this fishery,” Nancy Goell, president of the Group for America’s South Fork, and a Mid-Atlantic Council member, reported. This suggestion, and the question of why no recreational groundfish quotas were set, will be discussed at the Tied Up At Montauk’s Commercial Dock Susan Pollack Trawler, Tanker Collide A wooden tilefish boat, the Snoopy from Barnegat Light, N.J., collided with a tanker ten miles southeast of Montauk Point early Wednesday morn­ ing, Jan. 25. The Snoopy’s bow was damaged but the boat steamed in to Montauk that morning. On Sunday evening the boat set out for Barnegat Light. The trip took 28 hours, all told, and the crew received some assistance from the Coast Guard who brought them pumps when the Snoopy’s bow started filling up with water. Poor weather and winds kept the Montauk trawler fleet tied up over the weekend. Local baymen have been continuing to scallop in Lake Montauk and doing a little skimmering and hard and soft clamming, as well. The Snoopy was steaming in from tilefishing at the edge of the Con­ tinental Shelf, some 110 miles south­ east of the Point, when it collided with the Sitere, a 559-foot-long tanker, reported Curt Blinsinger, captain. He said that neither he nor his brother Chase, nor another crew member saw the tanker “until it was in front of us and then it was too late.” The Snoopy’s bow glanced off the tanker’s stern. Who was at fault in the accident has not been determined. Damages to the Snoopy were estimated at $4,500. Part of its bow stem and some of its bow planking will have to be replaced. Search Made A two-day Coast Guard search for the Adriana, a 50-foot lobsterboat that went down 60 miles south of Montauk Mid-Atlantic Council’s February meet­ ing, Mrs. Goell said. “It’s completely unfair to regulate the commercial men and not others,” she maintained. Readjusting the quarterly cod alloca­ tions would be “one step in the right direction,” Richard Miller said Tues­ day. But he questioned whether the Councils were being realistic in allocat­ ing such a large quota to a directed codfishery. He suggested that a situa­ tion that resulted last December in a ten-day closure of the cod, haddock, and yellowtail fishery might be avoided if the Councils were to lower the directed cod fish allocations and raise the cod fish bi-catch allocations so that “allocations would be spread out over a greater period and a closure would be avoided.” Bi-catch provisions will go into effect when the directed fishery allocations are filled. Mr. Miller also objected to the use of the 69 degrees west longitude as the di­ viding line for yellowtails. Were a more westerly line used, he maintained, southern New England, New York, and New Jersey fishermen would be allowed a fairer share of yellowtail catches, he said. Susan Pollack Point on Jan. 23, was to no avail, Mrs. Andy Seymore of Quogue, wife of the captain, reported Tuesday. Her hus­ band and a crew member were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. Asked about the source of the sinking, she said, “something went wrong in the bow and it started filling up with water.\ She said the accident had not deterred her husband from fishing. He will go back again in the spring, she said. “He’s determined to continue. Those things happen and you have to roll with the punches and keep on trying.” The Viking Star, another tilefish boat, unloaded at V & H Fisheries in Montauk on Tuesday 16,000 to 17,000 pounds of fish, reported Nancy Bangert. Tilefish prices to fishermen remain at 70 to 80 cents a pound, she added. With regard to cod prices she said that a lot' were caught in Provincetown, Mass., last week, and that codfish prices to fishermen there were down to , 25 cents a pound and to fishermen selling in New York, they were down to 45 to 60 cents a pound. Dr agger Fleet The Castaways unloaded in Mon­ tauk Tuesday morning 1,700 pounds of fluke, reported Scott Bennett. He said that two other Montauk draggers, the Donna Lee and the Mystic Way, left Montauk Sunday to go fluking in the Gulley, near the Hudson Canyon, some 90 to 100 miles southwest of the Point. The Seafarer and the Handlers fished the backside, off the ocean at Montauk on Tuesday. The Patricia E. “hung up” in a second tow that day and had to come in, Mr. Bennett reported. He added that the Patricia E. had fished the Outside Hole, an hour-and-a- half southeast of the Point, earlier in the week. On Tuesday Mr. Bennett’s boat, the Seafarer, landed about 20 cartons of whiting, three of cod, five of flounder, three of yellowtails, and eight of what he described as “junk.” Wholesale whiting prices, which have been tops this season at 45 cents a pound, rose to 75 cents a pound over the weekend, reported Robert Thomas of Eastern Seafood in Fulton Market. He added that the rise was due to a scarcity and that he did not know whether any of the increase had been passed on to fishermen since he was not able to get any whiting. Shellfishing Micky Miller and Jens Lester have been skimmer clamming in the Three Mile Harbor channel, Mr, Miller re­ ported Monday. He added that he and Mr. Lester were planning to stop skimmering because the New York market they had been selling to didn’t want any more clams. Mr. Miller said he was planning to go back to scalloping. “If it weren’t for Montauk Lake there would be some hungry people here. Every year it’s the last place we turn to for scalloping when all others have been cleaned out,” said Richard Lester. About ten to 12 men had been scalloping in Lake Montauk last week, Mr. Lester said. A few men are still hardclamming in the Lake. Local scallop prices to fishermen remain at $3 to $3.25 a pound and retail Clam Nurture Planned Plans for purchasing seed hard clams and for building and maintaining floating rafts on which they will be raised were discussed Tuesday, Jan. 24, at a meeting of the East Hampton. Town Aquaculture Committee which is overseeing a $14,000 public shellfish management program here. The Committee also appointed Thomas Field and Councilman Larry Cantwell co-chairmen and heard from Paul Flagg, a Stony Brook University doctoral candidate, who has volun­ teered to work on the Town’s shellfish program. The first of a number of three-by-12 foot floating rafts, for the off-bottom hard clam culture, will be built in the next few weeks by the Town Parks Department ;to specifications by PhD Schwind, a Cape Cod shellfish manage­ ment expert, who spoke here and made an inspection of Town waters recently. The rafts, on whose gravel or sand bottom trays the seed clams will be nurtured until the danger of predation is passed and they can be planted, will each cost, in materials, about $200, it was reported. Key Questions Several members of the Committee were to have contacted three suppliers to inquire about the costs of purchasing ten to 12-millimeter seed hard clams and whether this seed would be spawned from stock gathered in local waters. “A key point in the success of your shellfish program,” Henry E. Moeller, a marine biologist and Committee mem­ ber, stressed Tuesday, “is working with as close to local stock as you can get. The further you leave this geo­ graphic area, the greater your risks of being a failure.” He warned that changes in water quality and tempera­ ture as well as the possibility of prices still range between $4.25 and $5. New York markets last week were paying up to $36 for nine pound gallons, Mr. Lester said. Several local baymen dug soft clams on the east side of Napeague Harbor when the tide was low on Saturday, reported Sandy Vorpahl of Stuart’s Market in Amagansett. They got the clams with clam hooks in the low water. Neither Stuart’s or V & H Fisheries in Montauk shipped any catches to New York on Sunday. A truck left both places on Tuesday evening, however. Susan Pollack AFTER PHIL SCHWIND’S “Practical Shellfish Farming,” International Marine Publishing Company. published by the Marvin Kuhn introducing disease made it important, if you wanted “high stability.” Dr. Moeller, along with Mr. Cantwell and John Scotti of New York State Sea Grant, who was on hand as well, also stressed the importance of arranging for the purchase of seed clams now so that they could be rafted by mid-April when water temperatures reach 45 degrees, in order to get the longest possible growing season. The suppliers, are Shellfish Inc. in West Sayville, Long Island Oyster Farms in Greenport, and Milford Laboratory’in Milford, Conn. Monitoring Members also expressed concern about the day-to-day monitoring of the rafts once they are put as planned in Pond of Pines at Napeague and Hand’s Creek at Three Mile Harbor. William Schultz, a Springs bayman and Com­ mittee member, stressed the import­ ance of local Bay Constables becoming involved in this as well as in watching “natural growing areas.” The Con­ stables and the Town have to realize that “our shellfish resources are a dollars - and - cents proposition,” he stressed. Jack Conklin, a Bay Constable who was on hand Tuesday, agreed to do. what he could in overseeing the shellfish program, and Mr. Flagg said he would also be interested in monitor­ ing the program from May until the spring of next year in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation. He said that Sea Grant would finance his work here. He will submit to Mr. Cantwell in the next weeks a resume and prospectus of what he plans to do. Mr. Flagg’s appointment will be discussed at the Committee’s next meeting, in the Town Marine Museum, Amagansett, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., when a report will also be made on the purchase of seed clams, and members will inspect the first floating raft constructed. In other business, the Committee will request of the Town Board, on Milton Miller’s suggestion, that it be permitted to operate out of a small now-vacant building at the Town Commercial Dock in Three Mile Har­ bor. Other aspects of the shellfish management program will be discussed in the next weeks. Susan Pollack GOP Meetings The East Hampton Republican Club will meet next Thursday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in Ashawagh Hall, Springs. The Town Republican Committee will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in GOP Headquarters on the Plaza, Montauk. Its meeting will not be open to the public since, according to Edward Ecker, its chairman, it will be discus­ sing applications by various persons who hope to be recommended by the GOP for appointment by the Town Board as Assessor, to replace ex- Assessor Fred Butts, also the Commit­ tee’s co-chairman, who recently be­ came an aide to the County Legisla­ ture. Republican Club meetings are open to the public.

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