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February 04, 2015

Public Hearings on Fishing Regulation Changes

Two public hearings on changes to fishing regulations will be held later this month by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board.

Sauger, a species in decline in Lake Champlain, would be protected with a requirement that any sauger caught must be immediately released.

A former temporary "Test Water Designation" with restrictions on the Batten Kill and some of its tributaries would be adopted as a regulation.

The proposed rule covering both subjects is available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's website ( under "Law Enforcement" and "Rules and Proposed Rules."

The hearings are scheduled as follows:

February 24 -- Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Avenue, Manchester at 7:00 p.m.

February 25 -- Fish & Wildlife Board meeting, Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier at 6:30 p.m.

Media Contact: Eric Palmer 802-751-0107

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: February 04, 2015 09:46:41