DEEP: Notice of ASMFC Public Hearing on Commercial Scup Management

Notice of ASMFC Public Hearing on
Commercial Scup Management
March 7, 2017
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum XXIX to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Plan. Draft Addendum XXIX was initiated jointly with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to address concerns raised by Advisory Panel members that commercial landings have been lower than the annual limits in recent years and the quota periods could be better utilized. Specifically, the draft document proposes alternatives to shorten the Summer quota period by 31 or 46 days and increasing the Winter I and Winter II quota periods. These changes are intended to allow higher possession limits for a longer period of time each year, thus increasing the likelihood the commercial fishery will fully harvest the annual quota. Please see the Commissionís Notices of these meetings for further details available at under Breaking News.

The hearing will be held:

7:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017
DEEP Marine Headquarters Boating 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 Boating Education Center is located at the rear of the property.

For more information please contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Program by email at, by mail at PO 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.