DEEP: Public Informational Meeting of 2008 Tautog (Blackfish) Fishery Measures

Public Informational Meeting on 2008 Tautog (Blackfish) Fishery Measures

September 14, 2008

The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a public informational meeting to hear public input on proposed approaches to meet mandatory harvest target reductions for the 2008 tautog (blackfish) fishery. States along the Atlantic coast must implement a reduction in harvest in 2008 to comply with mandatory provisions of the Tautog Fishery Management Plan of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

The Department is seeking input on various options that include changes to the open season and/or possession limit in both the commercial and recreational fisheries to meet the required 25.6% reduction in harvest.

The meeting will be held at:

7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Clinton Town Hall, Green Room
54 East Main St. (Route 1)
Clinton, CT 06413

Take I-95 to Exit 63 (Route 81).
Take Route 81 south to Main St. (Route 1).
Turn left onto Main St., go 0.2 miles. Clinton Town Hall is on the right.
Park in the rear and enter the rear door.

For further information, contact Dave Simpson at the DEP Marine Fisheries Division by mail at PO Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371, by telephone at 860.434.6043, or by emailing   

The DEP is an an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  In conformance with the ADA, individuals with disabilities who need information in an alternative format, to allow them to benefit and/or participate in the agency's programs and services, should call TDD (860) 424-3000 and make their request to the receptionist.  Requests for accommodtion to attend meetings and/or educational programs, sponsored by the DEP, must be made at least two weeks prior to the program date.  These requests may be made directly to Marcia Z. Bonitto, ADA Coordinator, via e-mail:    (N07-21)