DEEP: Meeting to Discuss 2011 Commercial Summer Flounder and Scup Quotas

Meeting to Discuss 2011 Commercial Summer Flounder and Scup Quotas

December 8, 2010

The Marine Fisheries Division is hosting an informal meeting of summer flounder, scup and black sea bass endorsement letter holders and seafood dealers to discuss 2011 trip limits with regard to strategies to best manage Connecticut’s commercial allocations of these species in the coming year.

As you may know, the summer flounder fishery in Connecticut has remained open into December this year. We expect that the remaining quota will be fully utilized before year’s end. We also anticipate that the 2011 summer flounder quota will increase by around 30%.

Preliminary scup landings do not indicate any significant overage, and the 2011 summer period quota is expected to increase by about 40%.

The meeting will be held at:

2:00 PM, Friday, December 17, 2010
DEP Marine Headquarters
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
I-95, Exit 70, Route 156 south to Ferry Road
in the Education Center located at the rear of the property

For further information, contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division by email: dep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, PO 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.

The Department of Environmental Protection is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and service provider. In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, DEP makes every effort to provide equally effective services for persons with disabilities.  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 Bonitto, ADA Coordinator, at Marcia.Bonitto@ct.gov.  Persons who are hearing impaired should call the State of Connecticut relay number 711. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program date.

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