Kicking off the Shaped by the Sea Podcast with the Fisherman's Perspective
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Join Brian Yurasits for the maiden voyage of his podcast series - Shaped By The Sea! Today Brian sits down with Rocco Costa to chat about recreational fishing in New York. Rocco descends from a classic Italian fishing family who has navigated New York's waterways for 3 generations. When he's not chasing bottom-fish offshore, Rocco works as a charter boat deckhand and runs a Facebook community group called Cod On The Rod. This Italian Stallion has an encyclopedia of local fishing knowledge stored in his brain. Brian picks Rocco's noggin' to learn what makes someone a 'hardcore' fisher in New York, why recreational fishers distrust the science behind regulations, and how fishers can help support a healthy ocean for future generations to enjoy. And of course there are some salty sea tales mixed in for your listening pleasure! It's important that we open our ears to the people on the frontlines of ocean issues, and Rocco has some seriously useful insight.