DEEP: Public Informational Meeting for Connecticut Lobstermen

DEP Marine Fisheries News

PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR
CONNECTICUT LOBSTERMEN

The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding an informational meeting to update lobstermen on the recent activities of the ASMFC American Lobster Technical Committee and Management Board. Potential management actions for the Southern New England lobster stock, which includes Long Island Sound and all other areas south of Cape Cod, will be discussed. Significant management actions, including consideration of a five year ban on lobster harvest in this region, are being considered in light of the latest stock assessment which declared the stock depleted and in need of rebuilding.

Two meetings will be held:

7:00 PM, Monday, July 12, 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 is located at the rear of the property.

7:00 PM, Thursday, July 15, 2010
The Sound School
60 South Water Street
New Haven, CT 06519

Take I-95 North to Exit 44 and turn right onto CT-10 or I-95 South to Exit 45 and turn left onto CT-10. CT-10 becomes Sea Street. Follow Sea Street straight through traffic light at the intersection of Howard Ave. The Sound School is on City Point at the end of Sea Street.

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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