DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience

{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. 

July 6, 2017
Black sea bass: For paying passengers on party or charter fishing vessels there are new measures. (N17_13)

June 27, 2017
Effective 0001 hours, Saturday, July 1, 2017, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be reduced from 1,200 pounds to 600 pounds. (N17-12

June 14, 2017
Saturday, September 23, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Cabela's (475 East Hartford Blvd. N., in East Hartford). This FREE event is sponsored by the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources. Cabela's has graciously offered their facility and grounds for the event. Lots of fun activities for the whole family are planned.

June 7, 2017
Black Sea Bass: Effective 0001 hours Sunday, June 11, 2017, the possession limit for the commercial license holders will be 80 pounds (Black Sea Bass License Endorsement required) except for lobster pots which remains at 10 fish. (N17-11)

June 5, 2017
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a public hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog. (N17-10)
Pubic Hearing to be held June 26, 2017
Public comment due by July 14, 2017

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.

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

Content last updated July 2017