The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be soliciting public comment and ideas on the statewide management of trout at a series of public meetings.
“We are seeking stakeholder feedback on the development of three important elements of our statewide trout management efforts,” said Roger Bloom, CDFW Inland Fisheries Program Manager. “Our overall goal is make positive programmatic changes that will help ensure we’re getting the right fish in the right place at the right time.”
The three key areas for which CDFW are seeking input are:
The revision of CDFW’s Strategic Plan for Trout Management, last published in 2003
The creation of a new Strategic Plan for Trout Hatcheries
Simplification of inland trout angling regulations
Each meeting will include a brief presentation covering each area. 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 draft plans and a regulation simplification package are developed for formal public review. Stakeholders can fill out a short questionnaire online or at any of the following meetings:
Bishop Place: Talman Pavilion, Tricounty Fairgrounds Location: 1234 Fair Street Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Truckee Place: Truckee-Tahoe Airport Community Room Location: 10356 Truckee Airport Road Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Los Alamitos Place: CDFW Los Alamitos Field Office Location: 4665 Lampson Ave. #C Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018