DEEP: Commercial Spiny Dogfish Closure

DEP Marine Fisheries News

 

Commercial Spiny Dogfish Closure

August 18, 2010

 

Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, August 25, 2010, the commercial spiny dogfish fishery for the northern states is closed. No license holder shall possess and no vessel shall have on board or land spiny dogfish in Connecticut after this date until May 1, 2011.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has determined that that the quota allocated to the northern states (Maine through Connecticut) will be harvested by August 25. State regulations require landings be prohibited once the allocated quota has been landed.

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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