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


December 18, 2014
Commercial Fishery Possession Limits

Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, December 21, 2014 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be 500 pounds to allow for full utilization of Connecticut’s commercial summer flounder quota and to keep the fishery open as long as possible. The possession limit applies to the aggregate of all persons on board the vessel, per trip or per day whichever is the longer period of time. Transfer of summer flounder between vessels at sea is prohibited.

December 15, 2014
Quota Managed Species Meeting Notice
A meeting of seafood dealers and commercial fishermen holding quota managed species endorsement letters has been scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Marine Headquarters, Boating Education Center (rear building). The purpose of this meeting is to receive input on strategies to manage the 2015 commercial quotas for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass, to share access equitably among endorsement letter holders by season, optimize economic returns, and to prevent fishery closures that could lead to discarding fish.

December 4, 2014
Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
Effective 0001 hours, Friday, December 5, 2014, the landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be increased to 1,500 pounds per week. (N14-15)

November 15, 2014
Commercial Fishery Possession Limts
Effective 0001 hours, Saturday, November 15, 2014 the Connecticut commercial possession limit for summer flounder and black sea bass will change. (N14-14)

September 23, 2014
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has lifted an advisory concerning fishing in Bridgeport Harbor and nearby Yellow Mill Creek.  The advisory was put in place Sept. 13, following a fire in the 2100 block of Seaview Avenue.
This analysis showed there is no public safety risk associated with the handling and consuming of fish taken from these waters. 
The closure of shellfish beds in the area, which was ordered by the Department of Agriculture, remains in place.

Content last updated September 2014