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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland ...Nassau...Suffolk. ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 323 PM EDT Tue Jul 28 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland ...Nassau...Suffolk. ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 822 am EDT Tue Jul 28 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 822 am EDT Tue Jul 28 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 256 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 256 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 236 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 236 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. -- Tuesday Jul.28 15,09:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Crabbing - The Best Local Crabbing Spots on Long Island

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Since we live so close to the water many Long Islanders take advantage of the great fishing opportunities available on the Island. LI is also known for having great places to shellfish and a wide array of fresh seafood to be enjoyed in our local restaurants. Crabbing is another great way to have fun while catching dinner, and thankfully we do not have to go far for crabbing as there are many locations where you can catch crabs to cook for yourself.

The best season to catch crabs is predominantly throughout the summer in the months of June, July, and August, and some say that the best time for crabbing is in late August and early September. Crabbing is legal all year round, however, so you can even try your luck in winter if you’d like! 
 
Blue Crab
Blue Crabs, or Callinectes sapidus, are an olive green color. The males have blue claws, while the females have red claws. They are known for being soft shelled and savory to eat when steamed. 
 
Blue crabs are also sometimes referred to Atlantic blue crabs or Chesapeake blue crabs. When cooked, the shell of the crab turns from its blue hue to a red-orange color.
 
Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe Crabs, or Limulus polyphenus, are refered to as living fossils since they are thought to have evolved over 200 million years ago. Although they are called crabs they are actually more closely related to spiders and scorpions. When eating the crab you need to be very careful as there is not much to it except for the roe, or eggs. You can be posioned if you do not eat this crab properly.
 
Horsehoe crabs can be found in the Great South Bay and you are limited to catching 5 per day strictly for personal use. In other words, you cannot sell them.
 
How to Catch Crabs
In order to catch crabs, most Long Islanders turn to crab traps—wire cages that can be lowered to the seafloor and will prove difficult for a crab to escape once it has taken the bait. Frozen bunker, available at most bait shops, can be used to bait the trap, but crabs are just as likely to be tempted by a strip of chicken. Of course a throw line will also be necessary to reel the trap back in after it’s been dropped.

Alternatively, a drop-line can be baited then cast into the water, and pulled back up at a slow pace after a crab has begun tugging at the bait. This method also requires a scoop-net to keep a hold of the crab after it has been pulled in, as well as a fair bit more attention than wire crab traps which can be left alone for extended periods.

Where to Catch Crabs
Be sure to plan ahead and contact the location you are visiting about fees and permits.
 
Ocean Parkway, Babylon
(631) 669-0449
 
Kerrigan Road, Copaigue 
(631) 893-2100
 
South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue
634-475-4300
 
West Sayville Docks
Off of Montauk Highway and Atlantic Ave. in Sayville
 
Below is a list of harbors and bays by the Department of Enviromental Conservation. Check your location for ceritification, closings, or permits before venturing out to crab. Many locations below are not safe for crabbing at all times. When viewing the maps associated with each, the red areas are not safe for crabbing.
 
Town of Islip
 
Town of Oyster Bay (South Shore)
Hempstead Harbor
Dosoris Pond
Frost Creek
Town of Smithtown
Town of Babylon
Town of Hempstead
Town of Brookhaven (South Shore)
Town of Shelter Island
 
Town of East Hampton
Town of Southampton
Town of Southold
Town of Huntington
Town of Riverhead
Town of Brookhaven (North Shore)
Long Island Sound
Hempstead Harbor
Dosoris Pond
Frost Creek
Osyter Bay Harbor
Mill Neck Creek (Mill Neck Bay)
Cold Spring Harbor
 
Special confitions for the following locations:
 
 
If you know a good crabbing spot here on Long Island, and think it should be added to this list, let us know! Email us at info@longisland.com!
 
For additional information on crabbing, fishing, and seafood, please visit the following resources:

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