All customer facing DEEP services have returned to normal business operations. For detailed information on what this means, visit our “New Normal” website: DEEP New Normal Information

Volunteer Opportunities with the Fisheries Programs

Typically, volunteers are from groups, but there are also some opportunities for individuals.  Among the programs in which you may be able to participate:

Atlantic Salmon and Herring Restoration Programs

(For groups)
Contact Steve Gephard or Bruce Williams of the Fisheries Division at 860-434-6043.

CT Aquatic Resource Education Program

(For individuals)
Volunteers are trained and certified to teach an introductory course in fishing. Training/Certification is offered once a year in February. Certified instructors must participate in one CARE event per year. Participation may include teaching or assisting the teaching of a 6 hour class in your hometown or helping out at a Free Fishing Day site. A desire to pass on your angling knowledge and lots of enthusiasm for the sport are all we require to join the program.

CARE Information
Contact Fisheries Division staff Tom Bourret or Justin Wiggins at 860-663-1656.

Volunteer Angler Survey - Saltwater Anglers
(For individuals)

facebook logo

Content last updated October 2019