The Town of Lyme has received the notice below from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) regarding a public hearing on amending the state’s inland sport fishing regulations. To read DEEP’s Notice of Intent to amend the regulations, click here.


The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection has given notice of her intention to amend various Inland Sport Fishing regulations. 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 via Zoom, an online internet meeting platform.  All interested persons are invited to express their views on the proposed regulations at the following public hearing:

Date: May 8, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: To register and receive a meeting invitation, go to: https://ctdeep.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcO2ppzsiGdy5m_DVD003YQ-KKDwcF1pm

The proposed regulations, statement of purpose, a small business impact statement and a fiscal note indicating no additional expense to the state or municipal governments to implement these proposed regulations are posted and available for download (pdf) on the eRegulations system (https://eregulations.ct.gov/eRegsPortal/). Additionally, they are posted on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Fisheries Division webpage (https://portal.ct.gov/DEEPFishing).

Copies of the proposed regulations, statement of purpose, small business impact statement and fiscal note are also available by contacting the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Fisheries Division by phone (860-424-3474) or by email (deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov).

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 May 31, 2024. 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 (https://eregulations.ct.gov/eRegsPortal/) 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 foreman@ct.gov.
  • By mail or delivery service to Bill Foreman at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127.

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 deep.accommodations@ct.gov