DEEP: Notices to Fishermen
Notices to Fishermen
2007
12/26/2007Declaration of Regulation Change
  Declaration of Regulation Change, commercial and recreational tautog (blackfish) fishery rules effective January 4, 2008. (N07-33)
11/23/2007ASMFC Hearing on the Public Information Document for Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Shad and River Herring
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to take public comment on the Public Information Document for Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Shad and River Herring. (N07-30)
Public Hearing to be held December 11, 2007
Public comment due by January 28, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
11/21/2007Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery Closure
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, November 25, 2007 the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds. (N07-31)
10/26/2007Commercial Bluefish and Black Sea Bass Fishermen Possession Limit Adjustments
  Effective immediately, the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish is increased from 500 to 1,000 pounds. (N07-29)
10/23/2007Notice to Fishermen Marine Fisheries Regulation Changes
  The Department of Environmental Protection has recently implemented regulations that affect commercial and recreational fishermen. (N07-28)
10/23/2007Commercial Scup and Summer Flounder Possession Limit Adjustments
  Effective 0001 hours Thursday, October 25, 2007 the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of Scup by non-federal permit holders is increased to 400 pounds for all gear types excluding lobster pots.
10/19/2007Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Final Rule Published by NMFS
  NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service has published a final rule on amending the regulations for the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan as mandated under the Marine Mannal and Endangered Species Act. (N07-27)
9/28/2007Commercial Spiny Dogfish Closure
  Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, the commercial spiny dogfish fishery for the northern states is closed. (N07-24)
9/20/2007Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery Reopening
  Effective 0001 hours Monday September 24, 2007 the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reinstated at 75 pounds. (N07-23)
9/14/2007Public Informational Meeting of 2008 Tautog (Blackfish) Fishery Measures
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a public informational meeting to hear public input on proposed approaches to meet mandatory harvest target reductions for the 2008 tautog fishery. (N07-21)
Public Meeting to be held October 3, 2007
8/17/2007Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery Closure
  Effective 0001 hours Saturday, August 25, 2007 the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds. (N07-20)
7/26/2007Commercial Scup Possession Limit Change
  Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, July 29, 2007, the Connecticut trip limits for the commercial harvest of scup will be reduced. (07-19)
6/22/2007ASMFC Hearing on Draft Addendum V to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog (Blackfish)
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fishries Commission to take public comment on Draft Addendum V to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Tautog (Blackfish).(N07-18)
Meeting to be held July 11, 2007
Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., July 27, 2007
6/11/2007Notice to Lobster Pot Fishermen Reminder: June Long Island Sound Trawl Survey Sites
  This letter is a reminder to lobster pot fishermen of the locations of the 43 CT DEP Monthly trawl survey sites to be sampled during June from the R/V John Dempsey.
6/5/2007ASMFC Hearing on Draft Addendum XIX to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass
  The DEP Marine Fisheries division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine fisheries Commission to take public comment on Draft Addendum XIX to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass. (N07-17)
Public Hearing to be held June 13, 2007
Written comments accepted until 5:00 p.m., July 11, 2007
5/11/2007Approval of Addendum XI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster
  The American Lobster Management Board of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved Addendum XI to Amendment 3 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster. (N07-14)
5/4/2007Notice to Fishermen - Proposed Regulation Changes and Public Hearing
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a public hearing to take public comment on proposed amendments to regulations. The proposed amendments affect the commercial fisheries for lobster, summer flounder, scup and black sea bass and the recreational fisheries for summer flounder and weakfish. (N07-13)
Public hearing to be held May 21, 2007
Written comments accepted through June 4, 2007
4/19/2007Revised 2007 Guidelines for the Commercial Hand-Harvest of Horseshoe Crabs
  New regulations that became effective March 1, 2007, implemented significant changes to the Connecticut horseshoe crab hand-harvest fishery. (N07-12)
4/4/2007Notice to Lobster Fishermen ASMFC Hearing of Draft Addendum XI to Amendment 3 to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Draft Addendum XI to Amendment 3 to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan. (N07-10)
Meeting will be held April 17, 2007
4/2/2007Notice to Recreational Fishermen Reminder of Marine Recreational Fishery Rules
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division would like to remind recreational fishermen of the rules governing popular sport fish. (N07-11)
3/22/2007Notice to Recreational Summer Flounder Fishermen Declaration of Regulation Change
  Effective April 2, 2007, recreational summer flounder regulations will change. (N07-09)
3/12/2007Notice to Fishermen ASMFC Hearing on Draft Amendment 14 to the Scup Fishery Management Plan
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Draft Amendment 14 to the Scup Fishery Management Plan. (N07-07)
3/9/2007Notice to Fishermen Marine Fisheries Regulation Changes
  The Department of Environmental Protection has recently implemented regulations that affect commercial and recreational fishermen. (N07-06)
2/28/2007Notice to Commercial Fishermen Summer Flounder Possession Limit Change
  Effective 0001 hours Monday, March 5, 2007 the Connecticut trip limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to 50 pounds. (N07-05)
2/9/2007Public Informational Meeting on 2007 Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery Measures
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a public informational meeting to hear public input on proposed approaches to meet mandatory harvest target reductions for the 2007 recreational summer flounder fishery. (N07-04)
Meeting will be held on February 28, 2007.
1/23/2007Notice to Commercial Lobstermen Interested in Participating in the Connecticut Cooperative V-Notch Program
  The DEP Marine Fisheries Division will hold an information meeting to inform resident commercial lobstermen about requirements for participating in the v-notch program.(N07-03)
Meeting will be held February 1, 2007
1/11/2007Notice to Commercial Lobstermen Interested in Participating in the Connecticut Cooperative V-Notch Program
  DEP Marine Fisheries Division will hold an informational meeting for resident commercial lobstermen who wish to participate in the Connecticut Cooperative Lobster Restoration Program. (N07-02)
Meeting will be held January 22, 2007
1/11/2007Notice to Commercial Summer Flounder Fishermen
  Beginning January 22, 2007, prior to departing on any trip in which summer flounder will be possessed, fishermen must notify DEP Environmental Police Dispatch. (N07-01)