DEEP: Notices to Fishermen
Notices to Fishermen
2018
12/26/20182019 Commercial Fishery Management Plan
  This notice outlines Connecticut's 2019 commercial harvest plan for quota-managed species and other species managed under interstate fishery management plans. (N18-25)
12/20/2018Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective immediately the commercial landing limit for summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds. Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, December 23, 2018, the commercial landing limit for black sea bass will be reduced to zero pounds. (N18-24)
12/7/2018Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, December 9, 2018, the commercial black sea bass fishery possession will be 300 pounds per week (0001 hours on Sunday through 2359 hours on Saturday). Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, December 9, 2018, the commercial landing limit for the harvest of summer flounder will be 1,500 pounds per week (0001 hours on Sunday through 2359 hours on Saturday). (N18-23)
11/21/2018Quota Managed Species Meeting Notice
  A meeting of seafood dealers and commercial fishermen that harvest quota-managed species has been scheduled. (N18-21)
Meeting to be held Monday, December 3, 2018
10/26/2018Notice of ASMFC Public Hearing on Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management
  The DEEP Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addenda XXXI and XXXII to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Plan. (N18-20)
Public Hearing to be held November 5, 2018
Public comment accepted until November 29, 2018
9/27/2018Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours Monday, October 1, 2018, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be 28,500 pounds. (N18-19)
9/12/2018Notice to Lobster and Conch Pot Fishermen
  Posted on the DEEP website are maps showing the locations of CT DEEP monthly trawl survey sites to be sampled during fall 2018 from the research vessel, John Dempsey.
9/5/2018Notice of MAFMC/ASMFC Public Hearing for the Summer Flounder Commercial Issues Amendment
  The DEEP Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council to gather input on a range of commercial summer flounder issues. (N18-18)
Hearing to be held September 10, 2018
8/27/2018Notice to Lobster Fishermen
  This notice serves as a reminder of the upcoming fall season closure required under Addendum XVII to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's American Lobster Fishery Management Plan. (N18-16)
7/26/2018Scup Commercial Fishery Possession Limit Adjustment
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, July 29, 2018, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be reduced to 600 pounds. (N18-15)
7/5/2018MAFMC and ASMFC Scoping Hearing on Bluefish
  The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a scoping hearing of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on a range of issued and information to be considered in the Bluefish Allocation Amendment. (N18-14)
Hearing to be held Tuesday, July 20, 2018
Comments due by July 30, 2018
6/20/20182018 Updated Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  A number of possession limits are in effect for Connecticut's commercial fisheries. (N18-13)
6/14/20182018 Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, June 17, 2018, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be increased from 1,200 pounds to 1,500 pounds. Effective 0001 hours Sunday, June 17, 2018, the black sea bass commercial fishery possession limit will be reduced from 50 pounds to 8 fish. (N18-12)
6/1/2018Reminder of ASMFC Public Hearing on American Eel
  The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a public hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum V to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Eel. (N18-11)
Public Hearing to be held June 4, 2018
Comments due by June 15, 2018
5/23/2018Notice to Commercial Atlantic Menhaden Fishermen
  At its November 2017 meeting, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Menhaden Board passed Amendment 3 to the Menhaden Fisheries Management Plan. (N18-10)
5/7/2018Notice to Recreational Fishermen
  At the spring meeting the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved revised measures for the 2018 recreational black sea bass fishery. (N18-08)
4/24/2018Notice to Lobster and Conch Pot Fishermen
  Posted on the website are maps showing the locations of CT DEEP monthly trawl survey sites to be sampled during spring 2018 from the research vessel John Dempsey.
4/11/20182018 Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  A number of possession limits are in effect for Connecticut's commercial fisheries. (N18-07)
4/6/2018Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, April 15, 2018, the possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to 50 pounds. (N18-06)
3/26/2018Notice to Recreational Fishermen
  The 2018 regulations governing recreational fishing have been finalized.
3/9/2018Notice of Public Meeting
  The CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is holding a Public Informational Meeting to get input on potential management of menhaden to comply with Amendment 3 to the interstate Fishery Management Plan for Menhaden. (N18-03)
Public Meeting to be held March 26, 2018
2/26/2018Notice of Public Meeting
  The CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is holding a Public Informational Meeting to get input on potential 2018 management measures to comply with the joint Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission fishery management plans for summer flounder, black sea bass and scup and the ASMFC FMP for scup. (18-02)
Public Meeting to be held March 5, 2018
1/16/2018Request for Nominations to the New England Fishery Management Council
  The State of Connecticut is seeking nominees for upcoming open seats on the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC). (N18-01)

2019
11/19/2019Commercial Fishery Possession Limit Adjustment
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, November 24, 2019, the summer flounder commercial fishery possession limit will be 1,200 pounds per week (0001 hours on Sunday through 2359 hours the following Saturday). (N19-15
10/18/2019Commercial Fishery Possession Limit Adjustment
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, October 20, 2019, the black sea bass commercial fishery possession limit will be increased to 200 pounds. (N19-13)
10/1/2019Commercial Fishery Possession Limit Adjustment
  Effective 0001 hours Tuesday, October 1, 2019, per NOAA Fisheries, the commercial fishery possession limit for scup will be 27,000 pounds for the Winter 2 Period (October 1 - December 31). (N19-12)
9/25/2019Commercial Fishery Possession Limit Adjustment
  Effective 0001 hours Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the commercial fishery possession limits have been adjusted. (N19-11)
9/24/2019DEEP Marine Fisheries Public Hearing
  The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is holding a public hearing on a proposed addition to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies concerning commercial fishery possession limits. (N19-10)
:Public Hearing to be held October 16, 2019
Written comments due by October 16, 2019
8/23/2019Commercial Fishery Possession Limit Adjustment
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, August 25, 2019, the black sea bass commercial fishery possession limit will be increased to 100 pounds. (N19-07
8/23/2019ASMFC Public Hearing on Striped Bass Management
  The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting two public hearings of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum VI to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Striped Bass. (N19-06)
Public Hearings will be held September 23, 2019 and September 25, 2019.
6/28/2019Commercial Fishery Possession Limit Adjustment
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, June 30, 2019, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be decreased to 600 pounds for holders of Scup License Endorsements. (N19-05)
4/30/20192019 Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Possession limits for scup, black sea bass and summer flounder will be in effect on May 1, 2019, for Connecticut's commercial fisheries. (N19-04)
4/16/2019Notice to Recreational Fishermen
  There are new scup recreational fishing measures for 2019. (N19-03)
4/1/2019Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective immediately the landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be to 800 pounds per week (0001 hours Sunday through 2359 hours on Saturday). N19-02
2/21/2019Notice of Public Informational Hearing
  The CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is holding two Public Informational Meetings to get input on potential changes to recreational management measures for scup in 2019 and to provide information on the status of other important recreational species. (N19-01
Hearings to be held February 27, 2019 and February 28, 2019