Commercial Fishing

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.

Connecticut Commercial Fishing Vessels at Stonington

Long Island Sound Trawl Survey 

Federal Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Compliance Guides

Fish Consumption Advisory

Nuisance/Damaging Aquatic Species

Lobster Fisheries Management

Marine Fisheries Information Circular

Safe Harbor Policy

Current Connecticut Commercial Fishery Trip Limits

Fisheries Division Office Directory

Connecticut CARES Act Assistance to Fisheries Participants

Related Information 

Marine Fisheries News:

Federal ESA Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon Conservation Gear Restricted Areas

Connecticut State Boundary Line in Long Island Sound

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 November 2023.