Yellowstone Native Fish Conservation Program Meeting in WY on Tuesday

by Mark McGlothlin on June 29, 2013

in Yellowstone National Park

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From the Yellowstone Public Relations Desk -

Anglers Invited To Learn More About Yellowstone’s New Fishing Regulations and Native Fish Conservation Program

Fisheries management activities in Yellowstone are primarily focused on the recovery of the Yellowstone Lake Ecosystem through the restoration of the native fish species, including Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Arctic grayling, and westslope cutthroat trout.

This season, Yellowstone updated its fishing regulations so that they are consistent with the park’s Native Fish Conservation Plan. Among the changes was the elimination of the limit on non-native fish caught in all park waters except the Madison and Firehole rivers, the Gibbon River below Gibbon Falls, and Lewis and Shoshone lakes.

The park has scheduled a public meeting in order to help anglers enhance their understanding of the recent changes in fishing regulations and how the changes support the park’s Native Fish Conservation Program.  Local fly shop employees and fishing guides are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone on Tuesday, July 2, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Members of the park staff will also provide an early season report on the ongoing Lake Trout eradication efforts.

Hat tip: Joe Moore

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