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


October 22, 2014
Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 the commercial possession limit for black sea bass, scup and bluefish will change. (N14-12)

September 23, 2014
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has lifted an advisory concerning fishing in Bridgeport Harbor and nearby Yellow Mill Creek.  The advisory was put in place Sept. 13, following a fire in the 2100 block of Seaview Avenue.
This analysis showed there is no public safety risk associated with the handling and consuming of fish taken from these waters. 
The closure of shellfish beds in the area, which was ordered by the Department of Agriculture, remains in place.
September 22, 2014
Notice of MAFMC and ASMFC Public Hearing
CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Divisiion is hosting one of a coast-wide series of public scoping hearings of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather public input on the range of issues and information to be considered in the Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment. (N14-11)
Public Hearing to be held October 1, 2014
Written comments due by October 31, 2014

August 28, 2014
ASMFC Public Hearing on Cancer Crab
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Public Hearing to seek comments on the Public Information Document for the Draft Fishery Management Plan for Cancer Crab. (N14-10)
Public Hearing to be held September 15, 2014
Public comment will be accepted until October 3, 2014

August 21, 2014
Notice to Lobster Fishermen
The notice serves as a reminder of the upcoming fall season closure required under Addendum XVII to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission American Lobster Fishery Management Plan. (N14-09)

July 31, 2014
Grants To Municipalities For The Control Of Aquatic Invasive Species
Information on how to apply for grants for aquatic invasive species.

July 17, 2014
Want to be on the cover of the 2015 Angler's Guide?  Send us your best digital photo of fishing in Connecticut.

July 11, 2014
Fishing across state boundary lines...anglers are reminded that several states have jurisdiction in Long Island Sound and fishing regulations can vary between these states.


Content last updated September 2014