Conn. Agencies Regs. § 26-142a-1 - Inland commercial species

Subject to the provisions of section 26-142a-3 a to section 26-142a-7 a, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, only the following species may be taken for commercial purposes in those areas of the inland district described in section 26-142a-2 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies:

(a) Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
(b) Common sucker (Catostomus commersonii)
(c) American eel (Anguilla rostrata)
(d) Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
(e) Atlantic tomcod or "frostfish" (Microgadus tomcod)
(f) Hickory shad (Alosa mediocris)
(g) American shad (Alosa sapidissima)
(h) Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
(i) Blueback (glut or river) herring (Alosa aestivalis)
(j) White perch (Morone americana)
(k) Yellow perch (Perca flavescens)
(l) Catfish species (Ictalurus spp.)
(m) Bait species. Only the following species of minnows and other bait species, except as provided in section 26-55-5 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, may be taken commercially for sale as bait:
(1) golden shiner or "pond shiner" (Notemigonus crysoleucas);
(2) common shiner (Luxilus cornutus);
(3) fallfish (Semotilus corporalis);
(4) creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus);
(5) spottail shiner or "river bait" (Notropis hudsonius);
(6) bridle shiner (Notropis bifrenatus);
(7) blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus);
(8) longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae);
(9) pearl dace (Margariscus margarita);
(10) bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus);
(11) fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas);
(12) cutlips minnow (Exoglossum maxillingua);
(13) chub sucker (Erimyzon oblongus);
(14) banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanus);
(15) mummichug (Fundulus heteroclitus);
(16) striped killifish (Fundulus majalis);
(17) tidewater silverside (Menidia beryllina);
(18) Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia);
(19) bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli);
(20) sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus);
(21) mullet species (Mugil spp.);
(22) Frogs (except northern leopard frog, Rana pipiens);
(23) perch bugs;
(24) helgramites;
(25) mayfly nymphs;
(26) other aquatic insects;
(27) crayfish (except rusty crayfish, Orconectes rusticus);
(28) shrimp (families Crangonidae, Palaemonidae, and Penaeidae).
(n) Any species of crustaceans, except as provided in section 26-55-5 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, provided lobsters and blue crabs shall meet minimum legal size requirements and be taken by legal methods, as specified in Title 26, Chapter 490 of the Connecticut General Statutes.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 26-142a-1
Effective September 18, 1990; Amended December 27, 2006; Amended October 4, 2011

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