DEEP: Fishing
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
DEEP: Fishing

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


Announcements
 

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.


February 18, 2015
Notice of Public Hearing - 2015 Marine Fisheries Recreational Fishery Measures for Striped Bass, Scup and Black Sea Bass

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a Public Hearing to get input on alternatives to meet the requirements of Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Fishery Management Plans for Black Sea Bass, Scup and Striped Bass while also providing optimal fishing opportunity for Connecticut anglers.
December 31, 2014
December Updates and Fishing Report

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.

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.


Content last updated February 2015