DEEP: Notice of Recreational Lobstering Seminar

Notice of Recreational Lobstering Seminar

February 29, 2008

The Connecticut ENCON Police will be hosting an informational seminar for recreational lobster fishermen on Sunday, April 13, 2008. The following topics will be covered:

      - lobster pots (markings, trap tags, restrictions)

      - legally setting and tending lobster pots in CT water

      - measuring lobsters

      - identification of egg-bearing and v-notched female lobsters

      - scuba diving for lobsters

      - licensing and reporting requirements

      - reporting complaints and violations

      - incidental catches (crabs, fish)

      - questions about the fishery

The seminar will be held in the back building of Marine District Headquarters in Old Lyme on Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Class size is limited, please call DEP Law Enforcement at (860) 434-9840, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to reserve a seat. If the class fills up, an additional seminar will be held that afternoon (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM).

Directions to Marine Headquarters:

From I-95 North: Take exit 70. At the end of the exit take a right onto Rte 156 eastbound. Ferry Road will be your first right. Follow to the end. The seminar will be held in the Classroom building at the rear of the property.

From I-95 South: Take exit 70. At the end of the exit, go straight onto Halls Road. Follow to the end and take a left onto Rte 156 eastbound. Go through 2 traffic lights. Ferry Road will be your first right. Follow to the end. The seminar will be held in the Classroom building at the rear of the property.

For further information, contact the Colleen Giannini at the DEP Marine Fisheries Division, at (860) 434-6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday or by emailing colleen.giannini@po.state.ct.us. (N08-06)

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.