VDGIF Seeks Public Comment on Trout Plan

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and Virginia Tech’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation have initiated a process to develop a statewide Stocked Trout Management Plan. This plan incorporates all stocked trout stakeholders’ values, is similar in scope and purpose to the Virginia Black Bear and White-tailed Deer Management Plans. The Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan is designed to provide broad guidance on policies for addressing the complex management challenges and issues related to producing desirable fishing experiences for stocked trout.

The VDGIF invites public input of the Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan through September 15, 2015. A public meeting will held on September 24 from 7-9 p.m. at Mountain Empire Community College.

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