Thursday, May 23, 2013
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The Idaho Fish and Game is seeking public comments on its proposed 2013-2018 Fisheries Management Plan.
The plan is available for public review and comment on the Fish and Game website, at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/webform/draft-2013-2018-fisheries-management-plan.
The document describes how Fish and Game proposes to manage public fisheries statewide and in individual river drainages over the next six years. Whether it is native cutthroat trout, white sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, bass or hatchery trout, the plan lays out how Fish and Game would protect, conserve and provide continued supplies of fish and manage fishing.
It also includes results of the 2011 angler opinion survey, which helps Fish and Game prioritize and develop management programs with consideration for angler preferences.
The document is available for review in two parts. Part 1 is Fish and Game's statewide direction describing fisheries management philosophy, challenges, and statewide fisheries programs. Part 2 describes specific fishery management programs on an individual river basis.
Fish and Game welcomes comments submitted via the website or through the mail.
Review copies of the draft plan are available at all Fish and Game regional offices and the Bureau of Fisheries at the headquarters office in Boise.
Comments can be mailed to: Bureau of Fisheries, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise, Idaho 83707; or at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2012.