posted on February 24, 2014 18:26 :: 635 Views
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold eight public hearings beginning Feb. 24 on a draft rule that outlines how officials will respond to the unauthorized placement of live fish into public waters.
Commonly referred to as "bucket biology," the unauthorized placement of fish is a crime of significant concern and is likely to have adverse impacts on aquatic resources, angling opportunities, and fish management costs.
Eight public hearings are scheduled in February and March to discuss and take comment on the proposed rule. The sessions will begin at 7 p.m. at following locations:
Feb. 24 Kalispell FWP Region 1 HQ; 490 N. Meridian Rd.
Feb. 25 Missoula FWP Region 2 HQ; 3201 Spurgin Rd.
March 3 Helena FWP HQ; 1420 E. Sixth Ave.
March 3 Bozeman FWP Region 3 HQ; 1400 S. 19th
March 4 Great Falls FWP Region 4 HQ; 4600 Giant Springs Rd.
March 11 Glasgow FWP Region 6 HQ; 54078 U.S. Highway 2 W.
March 11 Billings FWP Region 5 HQ; 2300 Lake Elmo Drive
March 11 Miles City FWP Region 7 HQ; 325 I-94 Business Loop
For more information or to comment on the proposed rule online, visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Public Notices." Comments, due by March 21, can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.