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


Announcements
 

December 31, 2014
December Updates and Fishing Report

Information on the new annual registration required for fishing and hunting guides, half price licenses for 16 and 17 years olds, fish stocking updates and more.


December 30, 2014
Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
Summer flounder
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the commercial landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be 1,000 pounds per week (0001 hours on Sunday through 2359 hours on Saturday).
Scup (porgy)
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of scup will be 50,000 pounds.
Black sea bass
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of black sea bass will be 100 pounds for all gears except lobster pots. For lobster pots, the possession limit will be 10 fish.
Bluefish
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish will be 1,000 pounds.


December 29, 2014
ASMFC Public Hearing on Summer Flounder
CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Draft Addendum XXVI to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan.  The hearing will be held 7:00pm, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters Education Center (rear building), 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme CT.


December 18, 2014
Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, December 21, 2014 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be 500 pounds to allow for full utilization of Connecticut’s commercial summer flounder quota and to keep the fishery open as long as possible. The possession limit applies to the aggregate of all persons on board the vessel, per trip or per day whichever is the longer period of time. Transfer of summer flounder between vessels at sea is prohibited.


Content last updated September 2014