DEEP: Public Informational Meeting on 2009 Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery Measures

Public Informational Meeting on 2009 Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery Measures

February 19, 2009

The DEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding an informational meeting to hear public input on proposed approaches to meet mandatory harvest target reductions for the 2009 recreational summer flounder fishery.

Connecticut must implement a reduction in harvest of 35% in 2009 to comply with mandatory provisions of the Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The Department is seeking input on various options that include changes to the open season, creel limit and/or minimum size.

The meeting will be held at:

7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2009

DEP Marine Headquarters Education Center

333 Ferry Road

Old Lyme, CT 06371


 Take I-95 to Exit 70 to Route 156 south, turn right onto Ferry Road, follow to the end.
The Education Center located at the rear of the property.

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.

The DEP is 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 accommodation 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: