DEEP: Notice to Commercial Fishermen Bluefish Possession Limit Change

Notice to Commercial Fishermen

Bluefish Possession Limit Change

October 3, 2006

Effective Immediately the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish is increased from 500 to 1000 pounds.

State regulations allow for the commercial possession limit for bluefish to increase to 1000 pounds if less than 80% of Connecticut’s commercial quota for bluefish has been reported landed by October 1. The DEP monitors commercial bluefish landings and has determined that less than 80% of the quota has been landed.

For further information, contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division, PO Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at 860.434.6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. In addition, the Division can be contacted by email at