Connecticut has a rich heritage of commercial fishing, from the offshore fleet in Stonington and New London, to Long Island Sound lobster boats spanning the coast to Greenwich. Commercial fishing makes an important contribution to Connecticut’s economy.
Public Informational Meeting: Planning a Connecticut Cooperative Abandoned Lobster Pot Removal Program -- March 3, 2021; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Connecticut CARES Act Assistance to Fisheries Participants Draft Spending Plan has been submitted to NOAA Fisheries for approval (Aug. 2020)
Marine Fisheries News:
Marine Fisheries Interstate Management
Collect fishery dependent statistics from harvesters and dealers on catch, harvest, fishing effort by gear type and season; compile and analyze the data to provide information for quota monitoring, stock assessment, and development and evaluation of Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) and management measures.
Content last updated in February 2021.