Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council Modifies Black Sea Bass Regulations for CT in 2018
The Black Sea Bass regulations for CT have been modified based on action on May 3, 2018 by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Interstate Fisheries Management Program Policy Board, and Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board wherein 2018 recreational measures for the Northern Region states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York were revised.
Connecticut's new Black Sea Bass regulations will be in place when the Black Sea Bass season opens on May 19, 2018. The regulations for 2018 will be as follows:
General Anglers- 15 inch minimum length. Five fish per day from May 19 -December 31, 2018.
Party/Charter Boats - 15 inch minimum length. Five fish per day from May 19 - August 31, 2018; then 7 fish per day from September 1 - December 31, 2018.
For more information please read the press release from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.