I have become a member of a newly formed organization called “Drag Island Access Preservation Assc”. This organization was formed when the Planned new Parkway bridge over the Egg Harbor Bay from Somers P{oint to Upper Township was going to require removing all access to Drag Island and the shore based fishing access that exist there . This is another example of New Jersey continuing to lose land based fishing access.Organization will be active in trying to turn this around and maintain access for shore based fishermen
This morning 3 of us were on the “Shep on Fishing” radio show on WOND and we spent an hour discusiing this loss and asking for help with phone calls into DEP commisioner’s office
We currently have a petition with over 175 singnatures and growing to present to DEP Commissioner
NJ is the worse State on the East Caost when it comes to preserving shore based fishing access
I will post updates from time to time