DEEP: Fishing

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{BNR 150th Anniversary Logo} The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources celebrated 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut in 2016. We looked back at our history and also forward to the future of natural resources in our state. Check out our historical timeline: Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years and see what it was like "Then and Now."
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 

May 17, 2017
Posted on the DEEP website are maps showing the locations of CT DEEP monthly trawl survey sites to be sampled during 2017 from the research vessel, John Dempsey.
May 10, 2017
A number of possession limits are now in effect for Connecticut's commercial fisheries. (N17-09

April 28, 2017
On May 8 and May 9 the ASMFC American Lobster Management Board will be meeting to address draft Addendum XXV to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan. To assure consistency between New York and Connecticut waters in LMA6, a meeting has been scheduled. (N17-08)
Meeting to be held May 17, 2017

April 17, 2017
Bonus Striped Bass Fishing Program
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is again conducting the Bonus Striped Bass Fishing Program, which will run from May 1 through December 31 in 2017.

April 7, 2017
Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, April 9, 2017, the commercial possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to 50 pounds. (N17-07)

March 29, 2017
Trout stocking is well underway in anticipation for Opening Day on April 8, 2017. CT DEEP will be stocking over 530,000 catchable size trout (average size of 12 inches) into Connecticut’s lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams this spring (before opening day and until mid-May). This number is about 90,000 less fish than the number stocked last year, which will bring some changes to our stocking program. For more information about these changes and the list of areas that will not be stocked in 2017, please see the 2017 Trout Stocking Plan.

March 13, 2017
Upon consideration of public comment obtained at an ASMFC public hearing on summer flounder , a DEEP public meeting on summer flounder and black sea bass and comments from the Marine Advisory Group the management measures for summer flounder have been amended. The management measures for black sea bass may have to be amended later in the year. (N17-05)

February 17, 2017
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting two Public Hearings of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum XXV to the American Lobster Management Plan. (N17-02)
Public Hearings to be held March 21 and March 27,

December 29, 2016
Possession Limits for Quota Managed Species in 2017.


Content last updated April 2017