DEEP: Notice to Commercial Scup Fishermen

Notice to Commercial Scup Fishermen

January 23, 2008


REMINDER:  The landing limit for the commercial harvest of scup is 30,000 pounds per two-week period per license holder, regardless of where landed, until 80% of the coast wide ‘Winter I’ scup quota is landed, at which time the trip limit will be 1000 pounds.

The two-week scup periods in 2008 are:

            Period 1 January 1 - January 12
            Period 2 January 13 - January 26
            Period 3 January 27 - February 9
            Period 4 February 10 - February 23
            Period 5 February 24 - March 8
            Period 6 March 9 - March 22
            Period 7 March 23 - April 5
            Period 8 April 6- April 19
            Period 9 April 20 - April 30

During any of the two-week periods listed above, no license holder shall land scup at any other port or any other state once that license holder’s aggregate scup landings for that two-week period total 30,000 pounds, regardless of the state landed.

For further information, contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division, P.O. 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.  (N08-03)

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