CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a public scoping meeting from 6-8 p.m. May 6 at Big Horn Federal Bank (1701 Stampede Ave) in Cody to discuss fishing regulation changes and fisheries management in the Cody Region.
Cody Region Fisheries Supervisor Craig Amadio said, “The meeting will provide anglers with an open forum to visit with regional fisheries biologists and increase opportunity for public participation and input in proposals for the 2015 fishing regulations.”
“Typically, Game and Fish formulate proposed fishing regulation changes internally and then ask for public review of those proposed changes. By meeting with anglers beforehand, we are providing opportunity for anglers to voice their opinion and incorporate changes prior to us crafting the language for proposed regulations,” Amadio said.
In addition to special regulations specific to the Cody Region, statewide issues including the legality of bead fishing, changes to use of artificial light for fishing, and changes to live bait importation laws will be discussed. “The public scoping meetings are held to gather feedback prior to the formal public comment period,” Amadio said. “We encourage anglers to attend, discuss regulation proposals, and get involved in fisheries management.”
(Contact Tara Teaschner at 307-527-7125)