DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience

Tuesday, January 4, 2020 - The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today is updating the consumption advisory for fish caught in the Farmington River that has been in place since June 2019 in response to a June 2019 spill of approximately 40,000 gallons of fire-suppressing Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) into the river from the Signature Flight Hangar at Bradley International Airport. Based on the most recent test results of fish tissue, DPH is now advising the public to limit fish consumption to no more than one meal per month.  DPH advises that it is especially important for people in more sensitive groups (pregnant women, children under the age of 12 and women planning to become pregnant in the next year) to follow this advice.  American shad caught in the Farmington River are not included in this advisory, and therefore there is no restriction on consumption of this species caught in the Farmington River.

 
 
 
 
 
Trout and Salmon Stamp Regulation - Effective March 9, 2018
 
 
{Interactive Fish Map Logo} Something Fishy in Connecticut is a new interactive fishing resource for novice and expert alike. Within a 60 minute drive you can be fly fishing the famed Housatonic or Farmington River, catching monster pike in Bantam Lake, jumbo carp from the Connecticut River, or on the Sound fishing for tasty favorites like fluke, porgy, black sea bass, striped bass and bluefish.
 
This interactive application has lots of great information, including interactive maps and links, providing all you need to know about Connecticut's fisheries
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Fisheries Division. 


Announcements
 
February 7, 2020
The CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is holding a Public Informational Meeting to provide information on the status of important recreational species and to provide information on planned recreational regulations for the 2020 fishing season.  Update to the previous notice dated January 28, 2020, with regard to striped bass and bluefish. (N20-06).


January 30, 2020
The DEEP Fisheries Division is hosting two hearings on the evening of February 26th: a scoping hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council to gather public input of the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment and a Council scoping hearing to gather public input on the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment (N20-05)


January 28, 2020
The CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is holding a Public Informational Meeting to provide information on the status of important recreational species, to provide information on planned recreational regulations for the 2020 fishing season and gather public input on potential 2020 regulation options for striped bass and bluefish. (N20-04)
Public Informational Hearing to be held February 13, 2020


January 17, 2020
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a public hearing to discuss potential changes to commercial fishing regulations for horseshoe crab on February 20, 7 PM, at DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme.


January 13, 2020
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is suspending indefinitely the Bonus Striped Bass Program beginning in 2020. (N20-01)



Contact us for additional information:
 
Inland or freshwater topics: deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov or 860-424-FISH (3474)
Marine or saltwater topics: deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov or 860-434-6043
 
 
Content last updated February 2020