DEEP: Notices to Fishermen
Notices to Fishermen
2006
10/3/2007Notice to Commercial Fishermen Bluefish Possession Limit Change
  Effective immediately the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish is increased from 500 pounds to 1,000 pounds. (N06-20)
12/22/2006Notice to Commercial Lobstermen
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Divisiion will hold an informal meeting to inform resident commercial lobstermen who fish in the "Race" of LIS of potential regulatory actions by the National Marine Fisheries Service for Atlantic Large Whale protective measures. (N06-30)
Meeting will be held January 4, 2007)
12/19/2006Notice to Fishermen
  The Connecticut Marine Fisheries Information Circular will be mailed separately to all license holders in early 2007. (N06-29)
12/19/2006Notice to Commercial Fishermen Spiny Dogfish Closure
  Effective immediately, the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of spiny dogfish will be reduced to zero pounds. (N06-27)
12/1/2006Notice to Commercial Summer Flounder Fishermen Informational Meeting on Summer Flounder Commercial Fishery Measures for 2007
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding an informal public meeting to solicit input on 2007 commercial trip limits for summer flounder. (N06-26)
Meeting to be held December 13, 2006
10/20/2006Notice to Commercial fishermen and Lobster License Holders Regulation Public Hearing
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a public meeting to take comment on proposed amendments to regulations affecting the commercial fisheries for lobster, summer flounder, horseshoe crabs, spiny dogfish and quota managed species. (N06-24)
10/20/2006Notice to Commercial Fishermen & Dealers Declaration of Regulation Change
  Declaration of Regulation change for Winter II Period, commercial fishery possession limits for s;cup and Quota Period II, commercial fishery possession limits for spiny dogfish. (N06-23)
10/5/2006Notice to Commercial Fishermen Scup Possession Limit Change
  Effective October 7, 2006, the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of scup will be increased to 900 pounds. (N06-22)
9/22/2006Notice to Commercial Fishermen Spiny Dogfish Fishery Closure
  Effective September 25, 2006, the Connecticut possessiion limit for the commercial harvest of spiny dogfish will be reduced to zero pounds. (N06-19)
9/13/2006Notice to Lobstermen ASMFC Public Hearing/V-Notch Plan Overview
  DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a public hearing/public informational meeting with regard to Amendment 5 of the Fisheries Management Plan for American Lobster and for the lobster v-notch conservation program.
Public Hearing to be held on September 25, 2006 (N06-18)
8/18/2006Notice to Recreational Fishermen Regulation Public Hearing
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a public hearing to take public comment on proposed amendments to regulations. (N06-17)
Public hearing to be held September 7, 2006
8/8/2006Notice to Commercial Fishermen Summer Flounder Fishery Closure
  Effective August 12, 2006, the Connecticut possession limit for commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds. (N06-16)
7/26/2006Notice to Commercial Fishermen Summer Flounder Possession Limit Change
  Effective August 1, 2006, the Connecticut trip limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to 100 pounds. (N06-15)
6/30/2006Notice to Lobster Dealers, Wholesalers and Retailers
  Any lobster acquired from a Connecticut lobster license holder on or after July 1, 2006 must be 3-5/16" or greater carapace length. (N06-14)
6/30/2006Notice to Lobster Fishermen & Dealers Lobster V-Notch Program
  The Connecticut General Assembly enacted Public Act 06-187 to establish a lobster stock restoration program based on v-notching and release of mature female lobsters. (N06-13)
6/14/2006Notice to Lobster Fishermen & Dealers Declaration of Regulation Change
  Declaration of Regulation Change, commercial and personal use lobster fishery rules effective July 1, 2006.
6/14/2006Notice to Lobster Fishermen & Dealers Declaration of Regulation Change
  Declaration of Regulation Change, commercial and personal use lobster fishery rules effective July 1, 2006. (N06-12)
5/12/2006Clarification Notice to Lobster Dealers, Wholesalers and Retailers
  Because the Legislative intent is clear and it is anticipated that the Governor will sign the bill into law in the near future, the Department will not enforce the 3-9/32 inches gauge size as it applies to lobsters possessed by dealers, wholesalers and shippers engaged in interstate transportation of lobsters, so long as certain conditions are met. (N06-11)
5/11/2006Notice to Lobster Dealers, Wholesalers and Retailers - Pending Statute Changes
  On April 18, 2006 the Department mailed a notice to lobster dealers, wholesalers and retailers announcing newly implemented regulations that prohibited, in Connecticut, the possession and sale by anyone of lobsters less than 3-9/32 inches in carapace (body shell) length. Subsequently, on May 3, 2006, the Connecticut General Assembly passed House Bill 5846 that, among other things, implements provisions that provide relief to businesses involved in the interstate commerce of lobsters. This notice explains those provisions, which do not become effective until the governor signs the bill.
4/19/2006Recreational Fishing Regulations Effective on April 30, 2006.
  The following recreational fishing regulations will be effective on April 30, 2006.
4/18/2006Implementation of 3-9/32 Inch Minimum Carapce Length for Lobsters
  All Lobsters Possessed or Offered for Sale in Connecticut must be at Least 3-9/32 inches Carapace Length
3/28/2006Summer Flounder Possession Limit Change
  Effective 0001 Hours Saturday, April 1, 2006 the Connecticut trip limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to 100 pounds.
3/23/2006ASMFC Hearing on Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Plan Amendments XIV and XV
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissionís (ASMFC) Public Information Document (PID) concerning Amendments XIV and XV.
3/16/2006ASMFC Hearing on Lobster Managment Plan Addendum VIII
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissionís (ASMFC) Draft Addendum VIII to Amendment 3 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster.
3/9/2006Informational Meeting on Summer Flounder
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding an informal public meeting to solicit input on alternatives for meeting a mandated 24% reduction in Connecticutís recreational harvest of summer flounder in 2006.
3/9/2006ASMFC Public Hearing Concerning Horseshoe Crab
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a public hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, for public review and comment on Draft Addendum IV to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Horseshoe Crab.
2/7/2006Scup Winter Possession Limit
  The landing limit for the commercial harvest of scup is 30,000 pounds per two-week period per license holder, regardless of where landed, until 80% of the coast wide 'winter I' scup quota is landed, at which time the trip limit will be 1000 pounds.