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.”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
- Review of specific proposed changes to regulations
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. Meetings will be held on the following dates:Wednesday, March 20, 20196-8 p.m.Talman Pavilion, Tricounty Fairgrounds, 1234 Fair St., BishopWednesday, March 27, 20196-8 p.m.Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding
Wednesday, April 3, 20196-8 p.m.Betty Rodriguez Regional Library, 3040 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno Saturday, April 6, 2019Noon-2 p.m.Bass Pro Shops, 7777 Victoria Gardens Lane, Rancho CucamongaWednesday, April 10, 20196-8 p.m. Colonial Heights Library Community Room, 4799 Stockton Blvd., SacramentoTuesday, April 23, 20196-8 p.m.Truckee-Tahoe Airport Community Room, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee
More information is available at www.wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/inland/trout-plan. Meetings are in-person only and no conference line or webcast will be available.