The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host a series of statewide meetings to inform the public and seek input on the proposed new statewide changes for trout fishing regulations.
“The California Fish and Game Commission directed our department to make the regulations and seasons more simple and easy to understand, while continuing to protect and manage the state’s trout resources,” said Roger Bloom, CDFW Inland Fisheries Program Manager. “We look forward to explaining how these new changes came about, and how they could be implemented.”
More information is available at www.wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/inland/trout-plan.
The meetings will focus on the following key areas: Objectives of the new regulation framework and species management goals; parameters of the regulation standardization and consolidation process; and review of specific proposed changes to regulations.
The closest meeting for this area will be hosted in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Colonial Heights Library Community Room, 4799 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento.
CDFW personnel will be available at information stations to answer questions and listen to stakeholder interests, needs and ideas. All stakeholder input will be taken into consideration as a regulation simplification package is developed for formal public review through the California Fish and Game Commission.