DEEP: Notices to Fishermen
Notices to Fishermen
2015
12/29/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, December 30, 2015, the commercial landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds for the remainder of 2015. (N15-28)
12/29/2015Notice of Public Hearing
  CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing to get input on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Draft Addendum XXVII to the Fishery Management Plan for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass. (N15-27)
Public Hearing to be held January 5, 2016
12/29/2015Notice of Public Meetings
  Marine Fisheries is holding two public meetings to present information and answer questions on the new commercial and personal use fishery licensing. (N15-26)
Public meetings to be held January 5, 2016 and January 7, 2015
12/17/2015Quota Managed Species Meeting Notice
  A meeting of seafood dealers and commercial fishermen holding quota managed species endorsements has been scheduled. (N15-25)
Meeting to be held December 22, 2015
12/11/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, December 13, 2015, the commercial landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be 1,500 pounds per week (0001 hours on Sunday through 2359 hours on Saturday). (N15-24)
12/3/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours, Monday, December 7, 2015, the commercial landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be 1,000 pounds per week. (N15-21)
11/20/2015Notice to Lobster Fishermen
  This notice serves as a reminder of the upcoming reopening of the Long Island Sound (LMA 6) fall lobster season closure. (N15-20)
10/28/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the possession limit for the commercial harvest of scup will be increased to 5,000 pounds for all gears except lobster pots which are closed. (N15-18)
10/21/2015Notice to Conch (Whelk) Fishermen
  Public Act 15-52, An Act Concerning Certain Commercial Fishery Licensure Reforms, transfers conch (whelk) licensing and management authority from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection effective January 1, 2016. (N15-17)
10/16/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, November 1, 2015, the possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish will be increased to 1,000 pounds for all gears and the possession limit for the commercial harvest of scup will be increased to 18,000 pounds for all gear. (N15-16)
9/15/2015Notice of Public Hearing
  CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing to get input on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Draft Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Tautog. (N15-14)
Public Hearing to be held September 24, 2015
Written comments due by October 23, 2015
8/27/2015Notice to Federal Permit Holders
  Federal permit holders must still send "Did Not Fish" reports to the Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Division. (N15-13)
8/24/2015Notice to Lobster Fishermen
  This notice services as a reminder of the upcoming fall season closure which extends from September 8 through November 28, inclusive. (N15-11)
7/24/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 12:01 a.m., Monday, July 27, 2015, possession and landing of black sea bas is prohibited. (N15-09)
7/17/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  As of July 16, 2015, approximately 92% of the annual black sea bass quota has been landed. (N15-08)
7/7/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  As of June 30, 2015 approximately 76% of the annual black sea bass quota has been landed. The commercial possession limit for black sea bass will remain at 10 fish for all gear types.
6/2/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours Sunday, June 7, 2015, the commercial possession limit for black sea bass will be reduced to 10 fish for all gear types. (N15-06)
4/9/2015Notice to Lobster and Conch Pot Fishermen
  Posted on the DEEP website are monthly trawl survey maps showing the locations of the Long Island Trawl Survey sites to be sampled during 2015 from the R/V John Dempsey.
3/27/2015Commercial Fishery Possession Limits
  Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, April 5, 2015, the landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be decreased to 750 pounds per week. (N15-05)
3/19/2015Recreational Fishery - 2015 Regulations
  The correct regulations for scup in 2015 are: 10 inch minimum length, 30 fish creel limit, open May 1 through December 31. (N15-04)
3/10/2015Recreational Fishery - 2015 Regulations
  Following considerable public comment received via survey cards, at Public Hearing and via email, regulations have been adopted to comply with ASMFC fishery management plans for black sea bass, scup, striped and summer flounder. (N15-03)
2/18/20152015 Recreational Fisheries Measures for Black Sea Bass, Scup and Striped Bass
  CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is holding a Public Hearing to get input on alternatives to meet the requirements of Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Fishery Management Plans for Black Sea Bass, Scup and Striped Bass while also providing optimal fishing opportunity for CT anglers. (N15-02)
Public Hearing to be held February 25, 2015
Comments due but March 1, 2015