New fishing regulations considered to conserve fish populations

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is considering changing fish regulations in order to conserve fish populations.

In addition, AGFD wants to simplify and streamline regulations as well as incorporate public request.

The department is conducting a series of public meetings during June and July to provide information on the proposed fishing regulation changes and to solicit comment.

Meetings are schedule at the following locations:

  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;">Flagstaff Regional Game and Fish office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Rd., June 24, 6:30 p.m. 
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;">Mesa Regional Game and Fish office, 7200 E. University Dr., July 2, 6 p.m. 
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;">American Legion Post 19, Yuma, 2575 S. Virginia Dr., July 3, 5:30 p.m.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;">Tucson Regional Game and Fish office, 555 N. Greasewood Rd., July 10, 6 p.m.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;">AZGFD Headquarters Office, Phoenix, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, July 15, 5:30 p.m.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;">Kingman Regional Game and Fish office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Rd., July 19, 6 p.m.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;">Pinetop Regional Game and Fish office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., July 19, 6 p.m.

In addition the public can also submit written comments via email at fishregscomments@azgfd.gov

The changes are scheduled to be presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at its meeting scheduled for Sept. 6 through 7.

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