DEEP: Public Informational Meeting on 2010 Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery Measures

DEP Marine Fisheries News

PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON 2010 RECREATIONAL SUMMER FLOUNDER FISHERY MEASURES

The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding an informational meeting to hear public input on proposed approaches to meet the mandatory harvest target for the 2010 recreational summer flounder fishery.

Connecticut may relax regulations in response to a 35% increase in the 2010 harvest limit under the 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, Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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 by email at dep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, by mail at 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.

In conformance with the ADA, individuals with disabilities who need this information in an alternative format to allow them to benefit and/or participate in the agency’s programs and services, should call 860.424.3051 or 860.418.5937 or e-mail Marcia Z. Bonitto, ADA Coordinator, at: Marcia.Bonitto@ct.gov. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program date.

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