DEEP: Notice to Commercial Summer Flounder Fishermen

Notice to Commercial Summer Flounder Fishermen

November 20, 2012

Trip Limit Change

Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, November 22, 2012 the Connecticut possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder is reduced to 75 pounds.

The Department estimates that 97% of the annual commercial summer flounder quota allocated to Connecticut for 2012 will be landed by November 18. State regulations require that the possession of summer flounder be reduced to 75 pounds when 97% of the quota has been landed. An extension of the 500 pound possession limit was made possible by a 6,000 pound quota transfer received from the state of Maine. Without this additional quota, the 97% trigger would have been reached more than a week ago.

The Department monitors landings and adjusts trip limits according to Department regulations in an attempt to provide fishing opportunity throughout the year for all participants in the commercial fishery. In addition, the Department strives to provide advance notification of trip limit changes, although this may not always be possible due to rapidly escalating or unanticipated landings. In such circumstances, only a short notification period may be possible.

For further information, contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division by email at, by mail at 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 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person with a disability who may need information in an alternative format may contact the agency's ADA Coordinator at 860-424-3194, or at Any person with limited proficiency in English, who may need information in another language, may contact the agency's Title VI Coordinator at 860-424-3035, or at Any person with a hearing impairment may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711. Discrimination complaints may be filed with DEEP's Title VI Coordinator. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any agency hearing, program or event.