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Connecticut Laws | Title 26 Fisheries And Game
Sec. 26-178. Thames River.

No purse net shall be set in the Thames River above the railroad bridge. (697)

Sec. 26-179. Taking smelt in Groton. (698)(Text)

No person shall take or assist in taking or attempt to take any smelt from the waters of Palmer's Cove, Poquonock River or Baker's Cove, or their tributaries, in the town of Groton, by means of a net, seine or trap. (699)

Sec. 26-180. Milford Harbor. (700)(Text)

No person shall draw, set or use any net, seine, pound net, fyke net or set net in the waters known as Milford Harbor, north of a line drawn from Welch's Lane on the east shore to the northeasterly point of Charles' Island and then in a northwesterly direction to the westerly end of the bridge or trestle crossing Great Creek in the town of Milford, from August first to November first, both inclusive. Nothing herein shall prohibit the catching of menhaden or the taking of eels, crabs or bait fish in nets. (701)

Sec. 26-181. Chester Cove. (702)(Text)

No person shall draw, set or use any net, seine, fyke net or set net in the waters of Chester Cove in the town of Chester. (703)

Sec. 26-182. Wright's Cove. (704)(Text)

No person shall draw, set or use any net, seine, fyke net or set net in the waters of Wright's Cove in the town of Portland between June first and March first, both inclusive. (705)

Sec. 26-183. Use of nets in Long Island Sound adjacent to Stratford. (706)(Text)

No person shall draw, set or use any net, seine, pound net, fyke net or set net in any of the waters of Long Island Sound adjacent to the town of Stratford and within three hundred feet of the high water mark, nor in any creek or tributary thereof, from the southerly side of the Bridgeport airport canal, thence southerly along the shore line at Short Beach and along the shore line to Stratford Point lighthouse, so called, and thence westerly along said shore line to the boundary line between the town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport. No provision of this subsection shall prohibit the catching of menhaden or the taking of eels, crabs or bait fish in nets, as authorized by statute. (707)

Sec. 26-184. Use of nets in Keney Cove. (708)(Text)

No person shall draw, set or use any net in the waters of Keney Cove in the towns of Glastonbury and East Hartford between April fifteenth and November first or between December first and March fifteenth. Between March fifteenth and April fifteenth and between November first and December first, no net except a two and one-half inch mesh net shall be used in the waters of said cove. (709)

Sec. 26-185. Use of trawls in the Poquonock River. (710)(Text)

No person shall take or attempt to take any fish from the Poquonock River in the town of Groton at any time by means of any beam or otter trawl or device of a similar nature, north of a line drawn from the westerly end of Pine Island to the west side of Avery Point. (711)

Sec. 26-186. Penalties. (712)(Text)

Any person who violates any provision of this part for which no other penalty is provided shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both, and each fish or crustacean taken or possessed in violation of any provision of said sections shall constitute a separate offense. (713)

Sec. 26-186a. Effect of license suspension on other licenses, permits or registrations and on right to obtain them. (714)(Text)

Upon suspension of a license, permit or registration issued by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to this chapter or the right to obtain such license, permit or registration, all other licenses, permits or registrations and the right to obtain such licenses, permits or registrations issued to a person pursuant to this chapter may be suspended. (715)


Secs. 26-187 to 26-191. Commissioners; appointment; report. Compensation of shellfish commissioners. Office; clerk; expenses. Engineer; employment. Use of shellfisheries boat. (717)(Text)

Sections 26-187 to 26-191, inclusive, are repealed. (718)

Sec. 26-192. Exclusive jurisdiction of state. (719)(Text)

The state shall exercise jurisdiction and control over all shellfisheries which are located in that area of the state described in section 3294 of the general statutes, revision of 1918; and the Commissioner of Agriculture shall prepare a map of such area and shall keep the same on file for public inspection in his office. All shellfisheries not within said area, except as provided in section 26-257, shall be within the jurisdiction and control of the towns in which they are located. If a difference arises between any town and the commissioner as to the boundary line between such town and said area, such town, by its selectmen, may bring its petition to the superior court for the judicial district within which such town is situated, to determine such boundary line, and said court, upon a reasonable notice to the parties, shall hear such petition and appoint a committee to ascertain the facts in such case and report the same to said court, and said court shall thereupon make such order as may be proper in the premises; the landmarks referred to herein and the locations thereof being as the same existed and were known on April 26, 1882. (720)

Sec. 26-192a. Lead agency. (721)(Text)

The Department of Agriculture shall be the lead agency on shellfish in Connecticut. The department: (1) Shall coordinate the activities of other state agencies with regard to shellfish; (2) shall act as a liaison on shellfish matters between the state and municipalities, including local shellfish commissions; (3) shall take steps necessary to ensure compliance with federal standards for the shellfish sanitation program and compliance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Model Ordinance, as amended from time to time; (4) may, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health, enter into agreements with municipalities to utilize available municipal resources for monitoring and testing; and (5) shall encourage depuration. (722)

Sec. 26-192b. Standards for shellfish testing. (723)(Text)

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