DEEP: Notice to Commercial Summer Flounder Fishermen

Notice to Commercial Summer Flounder Fishermen

January 15, 2008

Reminder:

During the period when the commercial trip limit for summer flounder is 1,500, pounds, vessels are limited to two trips per week. For the purposes of this regulation, a week begins Sunday morning at 0000 hours and ends the following Saturday at 2400 hours. Prior to departing on any trip which will return on or after January 22 and on which summer flounder could be possessed, fishermen must notify DEP Environmental Police Dispatch of:

Vessel name

Captains Name

Departure date and time

Estimated return date and time

Connecticut port of landing

There are two methods you can use to notify the dispatch office. The first is to call 860.424.3503, the other is to fax the information to 860.424.4069.

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.  (N08-01)

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 Marcie Z. Bonitto, ADA Coordinator, via e-mail:  Marcia.Bonitto@po.state.ct.us.