DEEP: Current Lobster Stock Information Now Available

DEP Marine Fisheries News

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Fisheries Division has initiated Marine Fisheries Email News, an email distribution of Marine Fisheries related news and notices. Utilizing a list serve hosted by the Department of Information Technology – Internet Services, the Division will email notices related to recreational and commercial fishery openings and closings, regulation changes, public hearing announcements and other relevant news.

 Current Lobster Stock Information Now Available

May 15, 2009

The Marine Fisheries Division has posted new material on its website. This includes the latest lobster monitoring project report, which describes the current status of the Long Island Sound lobster population and the Connecticut commercial lobster fishery.

In addition, viewers will find a link to the current Atlantic Coast American Lobster Stock Assessment and Peer Review documents that can be found on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission website. These materials were made available to the public during the Commission’s spring meeting week which took place May 4-7, 2009.

The Long Island Sound lobster population is assessed as part of the Southern New England lobster stock, which extends from south of Cape Cod to offshore New Jersey.

For further information, contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371, by email at dep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov or by telephone at 860.434.6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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