Connecticut Directories

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Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Katie S. Dykes, Commissioner

Bureau of Natural Resources

Rick Jacobson, Chief

Fisheries Division

Pete Aarrestad, Director

Marine Fisheries Program

Justin Davis, Assistant Director

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127

Directory of Services

For additional information the following DEEP offices may be contacted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that the DEEP – Licensing and Revenue Permit Sales Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closes at noon before major holidays and may close early during periods of severe weather).

DEEP website www.ct.gov/deep

Fisheries Division (Central Office) 860-424-3474

Inland Fisheries 860-424-3474

Marine Fisheries Program (Headquarters—Old Lyme) 860-434-6043

Environmental Conservation Police 860-424-3012

Parks & Recreation 860-424-3200

Wildlife 860-424-3011

Forestry 860-424-3630

General DEEP Information 860-424-3000

Licensing & Revenue 860-424-3105

DEEP Store (Maps & Publications) 860-424-3555

Field Services

Questions concerning hunting, trapping, fishing, boating, camping, recreational use of state lands, forestry, and law enforcement may be directed to one of the following field offices (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Eastern Area Headquarters 860-295-9523

Western Area Headquarters 860-485-0226

Marine Headquarters 860-434-6148

Marine Law Enforcement 860-434-9840

Boating Safety and Education 860-434-8638

Other Useful Numbers

Aquaculture Division (Dept. Of Agriculture) Shellfish 203-874-0696

Oil And Chemical Spill Response Division 860-424-3338

24 Hour Emergency Numbers

Toll free report a violation 1-800-842-4357

DEEP Emergency Dispatch 860-424-3333

Opening Day: April 11th, 2020


Family Fishing Day 2020

May 9th—no license required.


To Report a Wildlife Violation

Call 1-800-842-HELP

24 Hours Toll Free • All Calls Confidential

CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection


Learn to Fish: Free Classes, Family Fishing Lessons (PDF)

The Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Program will introduce you and your family to the fun of fishing. Expert instruction, hands-on activities and a fishing trip will lead to wonderful time spent outside with your family or friends.