DEEP: Public Informational Meeting on 2008 Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery Measures

Public Informational Meeting on 2008 Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery Measures

February 26, 2008

The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding an informational meeting to hear public input on proposed approaches to meet mandatory harvest target reductions for the 2008 recreational summer flounder fishery.

Connecticut must implement a reduction in harvest of 30% in 2008 to comply with mandatory provisions of the Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The Department is seeking input on various options that include changes to the open season, creel limit and/or minimum size.

The meeting will be held at:

7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 11, 2008
DEP Marine Headquarters Education Center
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Take I-95 to Exit 70 to Route 156 south, turn right onto Ferry Road, follow to the end. The Education Center located at the rear of the property.

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. 

To receive Marine Fisheries Division notices electronically, send and email to iMailSrv@list.state.ct.us. In the body of the email, type: subscribe DEP-marine-fisheries Your Name (leave the subject line blank).

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.