Reminder: The closed season for lobster is September 8 through November 28.Atlantic menhaden
No person engaged in commercial fishing shall possess or land Atlantic menhaden in excess of 6,000 pounds.Bluefish
The possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish remains at 500 pounds.Spiny dogfish
The possession limit will remain at 5,000 pounds.Weakfish
No person engaged in commercial fishing shall possess or land weakfish in excess of 100 pounds.Winter flounder
The possession limit is 50 pounds or 38 fish unless the fish were taken in federal waters under a federal groundfish permit.
All of the possession limits listed above apply to the aggregate of all persons on board the vessel per trip or per day whichever is the longer period of time. Transfer of these species between vessels at sea is prohibited.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.
The information provided in this notice is a summary of possession limits only. For complete information on commercial fishing regulations please see: www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/fishing/saltwater/marinecirc.pdf
, or contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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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