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


Announcements
 
March 20, 2015
The correct regulations for scup in 2015 are: 10 inch minimum length, 30 fish creel limit, open May 1 through December 31.   In our March 10th email, the season was incorrectly given as May 1 October 31.
We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this error may have caused.
Please visit the Marine Recreational Fisheries page on our web site for all updates to 2015 recreational fishing regulations: www.ct.gov/deep/saltwaterfishing  


March 10, 2015
Following considerable public comment received via survey cards, at Public Hearing and via email, regulations have been adopted to comply with ASMFC fishery management plans for black sea bass, scup, striped and summer flounder. (N15-03)

March 10, 2015
New for the 2015 Fishing Season:  Opening Day is Saturday April 11th; several regulation changes for freshwater and saltwater fishing.

February 20, 2015
CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division needs your input
on the 2015 recreational fishery management options for black sea bass, scup and striped bass!

Attend the Public Hearing at CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, at 7:00PM Wednesday February 25, 2015 OR Review the management options and send us an email at deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov with your views by March 1st.

Information on the new annual registration required for fishing and hunting guides, half price licenses for 16 and 17 years olds, fish stocking updates and more.

December 30, 2014
Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
Summer flounder
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the commercial landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be 1,000 pounds per week (0001 hours on Sunday through 2359 hours on Saturday).
Scup (porgy)
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of scup will be 50,000 pounds.
Black sea bass
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of black sea bass will be 100 pounds for all gears except lobster pots. For lobster pots, the possession limit will be 10 fish.
Bluefish
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish will be 1,000 pounds.

 

Content last updated March 2015