DEEP: Fishing

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Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 

December 29, 2016
Possession Limits for Quota Managed Species in 2017.

December 27, 2016
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum XXVIII to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. The addendum presents a suite of management approaches, including regional options, to achieve the 2017 recreational harvest limit. Please see the Commissionís Notice of this meeting for further details (attached to this email) and available at under Breaking News:

The hearing will be held:
7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2017
DEEP Marine Headquarters Boating Education Center
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371 

December 19, 2016
Effective 0001 hours, Sunday, December 18, 2016, the commercial possession limit for black sea bass will be reduced to zero pounds. (N16-32)

December 9, 2016
Effective 0001 hours, December 18, 2016, the commercial landing limit for summer flounder will be reduced to zero pounds. Effective 0001 hours, December 11, 2016, the commercial landing limit for black sea bass will be 500 pounds per week. (N16-31)

December 5, 2016
A meeting of seafood dealers and commercial fishermen holding quota managed species endorsement letter has been scheduled at DEEP Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme. (N16-29)
Meeting to be held December 8, 2016


Content last updated April 18, 2016