Summary of important rules and regulations governing sport fishing in Connecticut.
Fish Consumption Advisory (link to Department of Public Health)
Information on the Connecticut's Fish Consumption A and the safe eating of fish caught in Connecticut.
Fish Distribution Report (PDF)
See how many fish were stocked in your favorite fishing spot! Includes the number of fish stocked and the location.
Fishing Pier Guidelines (PDF)
Guidance for building recreational fishing piers or similar structures.
Fishing Line Recycling Locations in Connecticut (PDF)
A list of inland and coastal locations where fishing line recycling receptacles are located.
Marine Fisheries Trophy Fish Award Program Summary (PDF)
See how many trophy saltwater fish were caught in your favorite marine fishing spot! Includes the number of awards by each species along with new state records.
2007 Eelgrass Report (PDF, 3,440K)
An assessment of the impacts of commercial and recreational fishing and other activities to eelgrass in Connecticut’s waters and recommendations for management. Submitted in response to Public Act 01-115.
2013 Marine Fisheries Information Circular (PDF)
Information on Connecticut's statutes and regulations governing the taking of lobsters, marine and anadromous finfish, and crabs by commercial and recreational fishermen.
A Study of Marine Recreational Fisheries in Connecticut
See below for the latest Annual Performance Reports for the Marine Fisheries Recreational Fisheries Projects. Recommend downloading individual reports due to large file size of full report.
2011 Marine Fisheries Division Study of Marine Recreational Fisheries in Connecticut (Full Report, PDF, 9MB)
Striped Bass Management Plan The latest document regarding Amendment 6 of the ASMFC Fisheries Management Plan for striped bass.Lobster Information
The latest Disaster Relief Report summarizing the results of the lobster assessment and monitoring project from 2001 to 2005.
Spring 2005 Disaster Relief Report (PDF, 4,840K)
The initial report on the widespread lobster die-off that occurred during 1998-1999.
1999 Lobster Mortality Report