Connecticut Environmental Protection
Trophy Fish Award Program
The Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Spiny Dogfish prohibits removing any fins from these fish at-sea. This requirement is consistent with federal law under the Shark Finning Prohibition Act which was signed into law in 2000.
September 29, 2016
The Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education Program (CARE) is pleased to announce new educational fishing brochures (inland and marine) in both English and Spanish.
Los folletos de la pesca en aguas dulces y aguas saladas fuerón traducidos al español para la distribución a la comunidad hispana residente en Connecticut. El objetivo de los folletos de pesca en español es para ayudar a fomentar, aumentar, y promover la participación hispana en esta actividad.
This notice serves as a reminder of the upcoming fall season closure required under Addendum XVII to the ASMFC American Lobster Fishery Management Plan which was approved in November 2011. (N16-18)Notice to Recreational Fishermen
Anglers are advised that the state of Rhode Island has adopted the following regulations pertaining to striped bass. These regulations apply to all Rhode Island state lands and waters including the waters around Block Island:
Any person recreationally harvesting a striped bass thirty-four (34) inches or larger shall at the time of harvest have the right pectoral fin removed at a point as close to the body of the fish as possible.