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Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 

This notice serves as a reminder of the upcoming reopening of the Long Island Sound (LMA 6) fall lobster season closure. (N15-20)

October 21, 2015
Public Act 15-52, An Act Concerning Certain Commercial Fishery Licensure Reforms, transfers conch (whelk) licensing and management authority from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection effective January 1, 2016. (N15-17)

 October 16, 2015
Effective 0001 hours Sunday, November 1, 2015, the possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish will be increased to 1,000 pounds for all gears and the possession limit for the commercial harvest of scup will be increased to 18,000 pounds for all gear. (N15-16)

 September 24, 2015
Time is winding down!  The November 1st deadline will be here sooner than you think so be sure to send us your best fishing photo.  

September 23, 2015
All marine mammals are protected by the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. Following these recommended operational guidelines helps minimize chances of harassing or injuring whales and violating Federal law. Guidelines apply to all large whales from Maine through Virginia, except North Atlantic right whales. It is illegal to approach a right whale within 500 yards (1500 feet) unless granted specific exemption or authorization.

This notice serves as a reminder of the upcoming fall season closure required under Addendum XVII to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissionís (Commission) American Lobster Fishery Management Plan which was approved in November 2011. The season closure is the same as 2013 and 2014 and applies to all Long Island Sound waters (LMA 6), extends from September 8 through November 28, inclusive, and applies to both recreational and commercial fisheries and all gears. Between those dates possession of lobsters taken from LMA 6 or from traps with LMA 6 trap tags is prohibited.

Content last updated October 2015