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Electrofishing surveys on Farmington, Housatonic

The DEEP Inland Fisheries Division recently completed annual electrofishing surveys on the Housatonic and Farmington Rivers. The trout and smallmouth are doing well, with some very impressive fish sampled, according to the DEEP. Electrofishing is a non-lethal method to efficiently collect fish from a waterbody. In large rivers like the Farmington and the Housatonic, the sampling […]

Easton deliberates future of Prayer Center site

Easton could make creative use of the South Park property, abutting the Mill River, by leasing it to farmers, one of about 50 residents who attended an informational session members of the Board of Selectmen. The property is in the news because the New England Prayer Center has until Oct. 8 to exercise an option […]

Fairfield conservation chief to retire

The Fairfield Citizen reports that Thomas J. Steinke, the first and only conservation director in Fairfield, plans to retire Sept. 30. In more than four decades on the job. Click here to read more.

DEEP offers fishing information

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is launching CT Fishin’ Tips To get the inaugural edition, register at

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