DEEP: Commercial Fishery Possession Limits

 Commercial Fishery Possession Limits

April 6, 2018



Summer flounder
Effective 0001 hours, Sunday April 15, 2018, the possession limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to 50 pounds.  The Department estimates that the quota allocated to the ‘Winter 1’ summer flounder fishery (25%) will be harvested by April 15.

For current commercial fishery trip limits and quota status, call 860-434-6374 24/7 for a recorded message of current possession limits, or see:

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 complete information on commercial fishing regulations please see:, or contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division 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.

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