23 October 2012

• Connecticut DEEP Seeks to Change Regs Related to Marine Sport Fishing

“The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), pursuant to sections 4-168 and 22a-6 of the Connecticut General Statutes, hereby gives notice of intent to amend and add to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. The proposed regulations pertain to sections: 26-142a - Commercial Fishing in the Inland and Marine Districts, 26-157b - Reports to the Commissioner, 26-157c – Taking of Lobsters, and 26-159a – Commercial and Sport Fishing in the Marine District.

”Copies of the proposed regulations, fiscal note, small business impact statement, and regulatory flexibility analysis can be obtained from the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division, 333 Ferry Road, PO Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371-0719, by calling 860-434-6043, by emailing deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, or by visiting the department’s website at www.ct.gov/deep/publicnotices.

”All interested parties are invited to present their views on the proposed amendments to the regulations at two public hearings to be held at: 7:00 PM, Monday, November 5, 2012; DEEP Marine Headquarters, Boating Education Center; 333 Ferry Road; Old Lyme, CT 06371


3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 7, 2012; Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Center; 60 St. Stevens Road; Bridgeport, CT 06605.

”In addition to the public hearings, the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division will accept written comments for two weeks following the public hearings. Submit written comments to Mark Alexander by hand-delivery to the DEEP Marine Headquarters, by mail to the Marine Fisheries Division, PO Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371-0719, by email to deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, or by fax to 860-434-6150. Based on public comment, the proposed regulations may be adjusted to meet the objective of the proposal.”

Source: CTDEEP

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