Public input sought on fishing regulation changes

The proposals include measures such as bait bans, hook restrictions, changes to fishery opening and closing dates and adjusting quotas

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

VICTORIA – Proposed changes to fishing regulations for the 2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis are now available for public comment and feedback. A complete list and description of the proposed regulations can be viewed online at: http://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/

Based on regional requirements and conditions, the intent of these regulation adjustments is to promote the conservation of native fish species and enhance sustainable angling opportunities for recreational fishers.

The proposals include measures such as bait bans, hook restrictions, changes to fishery opening and closing dates and adjusting retention quotas to meet management objectives for native species and reduce impacts of non-native species in B.C. lakes and rivers.

The 30-day opportunity for public comment ends on Dec. 16, 2016. Once final decisions are made, the regulations will be published in the 2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, scheduled to be printed and distributed to the public and posted online in March 2017 at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/

The new regulations will take effect on April 1, 2017.

 

Just Posted

Hockey Days in Clearwater have begun

There’s more stuff coming up, so check out the community events and North Thompson Sportsplex

UPDATE: Hwy. 5 open south of Blue River following ‘vehicle incident’

Social media reports say a semi-truck lost its load

This morning’s road conditions

Watch for slippery sections on much of Highway 5

Editor, The Times:

District of Clearwater invites local organizations to participate in Hockey Days

Playing Pickleball could be your New Years resolution

Pickleball is instrumental in helping with both physical and mental health

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob‘ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Widow’s petition demands mandatory training for truckers

Truck driver Stephen Babij was killed in a head on semi truck collision on Highway 1 in 2017

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

B.C. woman wins Instagram celebrity’s boob job contest

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

Most Read