DEEP: Quota Managed Species Meeting Notice

Quota Managed Species Meeting Notice
November 17, 2017
 
 
A meeting of seafood dealers and commercial fishermen that harvest quota-managed species has been scheduled for 3 pm, Monday, December 4, 2017 at DEEP Marine Headquarters, Boating Education Center (rear building). The purpose of this meeting is to receive input on strategies to manage the 2018 commercial quotas, to share access equitably among endorsement holders by season, optimize economic returns, and to prevent fishery closures that could lead to higher discards of fish.

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission have agreed on coastwide commercial quota levels to recommend to NOAA Fisheries following the requirements of the federal fishery management plans for these species. The coastwide proposed quotas and Connecticut’s share for 2018 are:

 

 Species  Year Commercial Quota  Summer Period Allocation  Summer Period Quota (M lbs)  CT Allocation  CT Quota (lbs) 
%
Change 
Summer Flounder 
2017
2018
5.66
6.63
    2.25708% 
127,751
149,644
+14.63% 
Scup 
2017
2018
18.38
23.96
38.95%
38.95%
7.15901
9.33242
3.154%
225,795
294,345
+23.29% 
Black Sea Bass 
2017
2018
4.12
3.52
    1.00%
41,200
35,200
-17.05% 
Bluefish 
2017
2018
8.54
7.24
    1.2663% 
108,170
91.680
-17.99% 
 
 
 
All amounts are provisional, contingent on NOAA publication of final specifications and any adjustments for state quota overages.

For further information, contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Program by email at
deep.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.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person with a disability who may need information in an alternative format may contact the agency's ADA Coordinator at 860-424-3194, or at
deep.hrmed@ct.gov. Any person with limited proficiency in English, who may need information in another language, may contact the agency's Title VI Coordinator at 860-424-3035, or at deep.aaoffice@ct.gov.  Any person with a hearing impairment may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711.  Discrimination complaints may be filed with DEEP's Title VI Coordinator. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any agency hearing, program or event.
 
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