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Public Comment Sought on Proposed Inland Fishing Regulation Changes

The Proposed Regulations Webpage has all documents related to these proposals, including a plain English summary, instructions on the options to provide comment, and how to register for the virtual public hearing.

The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, pursuant to Sections 4-168(a) and 22a-6 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, hereby gives notice of her intention to amend sections 26-112-39, 26-112-43, 26-112-44, 26-112-45, 26-112-46, and 26-112-48 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. These regulations will be adopted under authority of Sections 26-48a and 26-112 of the General Statutes.

The following information, documents, and links are provided to assist in public review of the proposed changes to the regulations for sport fishing within the inland district. All information is also available online via the eRegulations system

Public Hearing

One public hearing has been scheduled to obtain public comment to determine whether to adopt the proposed regulations or to adjust the measures. This hearing will be held through Zoom, a remote online hearing platform. All interested persons are invited to express their views on the proposed regulations at the following public hearing: Date: March 16, 2022; Time: 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Register Now

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request an accommodation, contact us at 860-418-5910 or

Written Comment

Interested persons may also choose to present their views regarding the proposed regulations in writing during the public comment period. Written comments should be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on April 1, 2022. Based on public comment, the proposed regulations may be adjusted to meet the objective of the proposal. Comments may be submitted using one of the following methods:

  • Online via the eRegulations system on the Secretary of State’s website. Go to “Open for Public comment”, select this regulation and follow instructions for submitting comments.
  • By email to
  • By mail or delivery service to:

Bill Foreman
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection – Fisheries Division
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127

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