DEEP: Commercial Spiny Dogfish Closure

Commercial Spiny Dogfish Closure

September 28, 2007

Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, the Commercial spiny dogfish fishery for the northern states is closed. No license holder shall possess and no vessel shall have on board or land spiny dogfish in Connecticut after this date until May 1, 2008.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has determined that that the quota allocated to the northern states (Maine through Connecticut) will be harvested by October 3.  State regulations require landings be prohibited once the allocated quota has been landed.

For further information, contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at 860.434.6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  (N07-24)

The DEP is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  In conformance with the ADA, individuals with disabilities who need information in an alternative format, to allow them to benefit and/or participate in the agency's programs and services, should call TDD (860) 424-3000 and make their request to the receptionist.  Requests for accommodation to attend meetings and/or educational programs, sponsored by the DEP, must be made at least two weeks prior to the program date.  These requests may be made directly to Marcia Z. Bonitto, ADA Coordinator, via e-mail:  Marcia.Bonitto@po.state.ct.us.