Friday, 31 August 2012 12:12
Fishing changes for 2013 will be discussed at statewide RAC meetings.
Using ideas they received from more than 1,300 anglers last spring, fisheries biologists are recommending some fishing changes in Utah in 2013. The following are among the proposed changes:
Cushing says 1,367 anglers responded to a survey that was available on the DWR's website from mid May to mid June.
Because of how the survey was conducted (for example, it was offered online to anyone who wanted to take it), Cushing says the survey isn't statistically valid, and it doesn't represent every angler in Utah. But he's still excited about the number of anglers who responded to the survey and the ideas they shared.
Learn more, share your ideas
All of the fishing changes the DWR is recommending for 2013 are available at wildlife.utah.gov/public_meetings.
After you've reviewed the ideas, you can let your Regional Advisory Council members know your thoughts by attending your upcoming RAC meeting or by sending an email to them.
RAC chairmen will share the input they receive with members of the Utah Wildlife Board. The board will meet in Salt Lake City on Nov. 1 to approve fishing rules in Utah for 2013.
Dates, times and locations for the RAC meetings are as follows:
You can also provide your comments to your RAC via email. Email addresses for your RAC members are available at wildlife.utah.gov/public_meetings.
The group each RAC member represents (sportsman, non-consumptive, etc.) is listed under each person's email address. You should direct your email to the people on the RAC who represent your interest.
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