Catch a Conversation on Urban Fishing at Brooklyn Historical Society

Photo by Mary Hautman


    Brooklyn has miles of coastline, and fishing is still a thing here, despite the borough’s increasingly urban feel. At an event at Brooklyn Historical Society, a panel discussion will attempt to reel in fishing’s history in Brooklyn and what lies ahead for city fishing.

    Jarrett Murphy, executive publisher of City Limits, will lead a panel discussion about fishing in the borough today. Panelists Sean Dixon, environmental law advocate at Hudson Riverkeeper and law professor, and Michael Louie, fisherman and representative of the Brooklyn Urban Anglers Association, will discuss whether fishing in Brooklyn is legal and the fish safe to eat.

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    Photo by Mary Hautman

    The panel will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 at Brooklyn Historical Society at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. The event is free for BHS members, and $5 for non-members. To learn more about the event or to buy tickets, click here.

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