In the fall of 2018, New York’s Fisherman’s Guild announced it would be closing its Overton fishing season.
Overton and nearby Overton Springs, a remote catchment of saltwater species, were threatened with extinction due to habitat loss and habitat loss caused by climate change.
The announcement came in response to the State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s decision to stop all fishery activities for the rest of the year, according to the news release.
The statement said that overton is a popular catchment and overton has attracted tourists since the 1970s.
A sign from the New York Fish and Game Department, which oversees fishing for endangered species, reads, “Overton is not for sale, but for fishing.”
In addition, the statement said, Overland Falls is “not suitable for hunting,” and the overton fishery will remain closed.
“There is no question that over the past decade overton and Overton have lost their natural habitat and are becoming more susceptible to coastal erosion,” the statement read.
“They are also experiencing an increase in human activities.
In fact, the species has been listed as endangered under the Endangered Wildlife Act for the last 25 years.”
The statement continued, “The New York State Department’s decision today will mean that the overland fishery in the State of New York will remain open through January 2020, the last of its season.
New York has a long history of protecting overton, and we will continue to support our fishermen by continuing to protect the species.”
In the months after the announcement, fishermen began to contact the guild to request that the closure be extended.
“The guild is going to be forced to close down,” said Joe Gennaro, executive director of the New Jersey Fish and Boatmen’s Association, which represents New Jersey’s fisherman.
“Over the years we’ve done this to keep our fishermen alive.
We’ve been doing this for decades, and it’s time for it to end.”
The guild is not the only organization to express concern.
The New York Conservation Voters group also said it was planning to file a lawsuit against the State for the decision to close the fishery.
“We’re asking that the state reopen the fisheries and that we have the opportunity to speak to all stakeholders in New York,” said Peter Hennig, the group’s executive director.
“Fisheries are our livelihoods, and fishing is an important part of our economy.”
A spokesman for the New Hampshire Fish and Bird Commission, which administers the state’s overland fisheries, said the decision was based on scientific data and that the organization was working to determine the impact of the decision on the state and the fishers.
“In the coming weeks, we will be meeting with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the New England Fisheries Council to explore the best way forward,” the spokesman said.
“Given the overwhelming scientific consensus that this fishery is an endangered species and will likely disappear in the next five years, it is important for us to work with fishers and other stakeholders to find a sustainable solution to the fishering issue.”
Overton was first discovered in 1791 and is now home to some 400 species of fish, many of which live in a wide range of habitats.
The population is expanding.
The State Department says overton was once a major catchment in the region of Hudson Bay and that there are currently more than 1,400 species in New Jersey.
New Jersey is one of the states that has the most overton fishing seasons in the country.
Over the past few decades, the population has decreased, according the New Mexico Fish and Parks Conservation Commission.
“With the loss of overton for a period of time, the overlanders are being forced to move farther and farther away from their home, which in turn leads to a decline in the species and habitat, and ultimately an increase of habitat loss,” the commission said in a statement.
“To the extent that the fisherage will continue, it will mean less of the fish we enjoy in New Mexico.”
Over the summer, a group of fishers gathered at the Overton Pier in Hudson, New Jersey, to celebrate the fisher’s harvest.
The group was accompanied by members of the Fishermen’s Union, a union of overland fishing enthusiasts.
In a video posted on Facebook, a young man from New Jersey recounted his first encounter with the species, which he named “Birds of the Meadow.”
“We were fishing overton on the East End of New Jersey and this bird came up and just stood there, waiting for us,” he said.
As the man spoke, he pointed out the “birds” perched on the shore and described how the bird looked.
“It was a little bit of a weird sight, but it was great,” he added.
“I think it’s the best of all of them.”
The Overton family, who lives in North Carolina, have been fishing the same overton