DEEP: Declaration of Regulation Change

Declaration of Regulation Change


April 8, 2009


Under authority of Section 26-159a of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 26-159a-22 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection is authorized to establish or adjust, by declaration, closed seasons, length limits, creel limits, trip limits and trip limit adjustment values in order to comply with interstate fishery management plans adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Such changes are implemented after a 10-day notice period.

In accordance with the aforementioned authority, the following recreational fishing regulations will be effective on May 1, 2009.


Summer flounder Recreational Fishery Rules

Minimum length: Unchanged at 19.5 inches total length.

Daily Creel Limit: 3 fish.

Open Season: June 15 August 19


Black Sea Bass Recreational Fishery Rules

            Minimum length:  12.5 inches total length excluding the tendril.

          Daily Creel Limit:  Unchanged at 25 fish.

          Open Season:  Unchanged Year Round.

These are the final recreational marine fishing regulation changes for 2009.

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.


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