DEEP: Fishing
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DEEP: Fishing

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

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.

September 15, 2015
Notice of Public Hearing
CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing to get input on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Draft Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Tautog. (N15-14)
Public Hearing to be held September 24, 2015
Written comments due by October 23, 2015
August 25, 2015
ASMFC Releases Tautog Public Information Document for Public Comment.
Connecticut Schedules Public Hearing for Thursday, September 24th at 7pm (CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme)
Arlington, VA Ė The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissionís Tautog Management Board is seeking public comment on the Public Information Document (PID) for Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog. The PID responds to the findings of the 2015 benchmark stock assessment which, unlike previous coastwide assessments, evaluated stock status regionally to reflect differences in life history characteristics and harvest patterns. Based on its endorsed regional approach, the assessment also recommended associated biological reference points to guide management at the regional scale. Since tautog are currently managed on a coastwide basis, the Board initiated the PID to consider a new regional management approach.

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.
July 24, 2015
The department estimates that 100% of the annual commercial harvest limit of black sea bass has been landed as of July 22, 2015. Effective 12:01am Monday, July 27, 2015, the commercial possession and landing of black sea bass is prohibited. Until that time, the possession and landing limit will remain at 10 fish for all gear types.


Content last updated June 2015