DEEP: Fishing

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{BNR 150th Anniversary Logo} NEW! Join us in celebrating 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut! Throughout 2016, we will look back at our history and also look ahead to the future of natural resources in our state. Follow along with the celebration and participate in special events to be held year-long. Check out our historical timeline: Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years.
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 

February 11, 2016
CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a Public Meeting to get input on management options to comply with the joint Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council / Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission fishery management plan for black sea bass. We are also seeking input on options for managing the bonus striped bass tag program.

January 7, 2016
Listed by month are commercial fishery management measures for 2016. (N16-01)

December 29, 2015
Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, December 30, 2015, the commercial landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds for the remainder of 2015. (N15-28)

 October 21, 2015
Public Act 15-52, An Act Concerning Certain Commercial Fishery Licensure Reforms, transfers conch (whelk) licensing and management authority from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection effective January 1, 2016. (N15-17)

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.


Content last updated February 11, 2016